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As Massachusetts’ adult-use marijuana businesses face severe financial losses and await a chance to open up again amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cannabis Control Commission has offered to speak to an advisory board planning the state’s reopening.

Gov. Charlie Baker has appointed the 17-member board to come up with a plan to reopen the state by May 18 as the rate of COVID-19 cases starts to trend down. Baker banned non-essential businesses from operating in March. While recreational marijuana was not considered essential, medical marijuana dispensaries have been allowed to operate.