Cannabis panel backs pot bars, home delivery, and stoned yoga

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Assistant manager Jaclyn Stafford arranged display containers of marijuana at The Station, a retail and medical cannabis dispensary, in Boulder, Colo., on Aug. 11, 2016. –Brennan Linsley/Associated Press/File

The legal sale and consumption of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts came into much clearer focus this week, as state regulators said they are ready to authorize a wide variety of locations where consumers can buy and consume cannabis.

Cannabis officials took preliminary votes to allow marijuana “bars’’ or cafes where cannabis products can be consumed on site, to permit home delivery of pot, and to regulate the sale and use of the drug at other businesses such as restaurants, yoga studios, movie theaters, and massage parlors that receive state licenses.

In meetings this week, the state Cannabis Control Commission approved creation of a “mixed-use’’ license for such businesses to sell marijuana products on the side for their customers’ use on the premises.