MA marijuana regulators seek to end towns’ excessive demands on MJ firms

The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission is asking the state Legislature for more authority to halt excessive financial agreements between marijuana businesses and the municipalities in which they operate.

Marijuana firms in the state pay up to 3% of their annual revenue to the cities or towns they call home. Those payments are intended to offset a municipality’s costs for hosting cannabis companies.

But some municipalities require more than the 3% payment in the form of other fees or donations to charities, The Boston Globe reported – and that has become a barrier to entry for businesses.

More information about the commission’s move is available here.

2 comments on “MA marijuana regulators seek to end towns’ excessive demands on MJ firms
  1. Aaron Green on

    As far as I can tell, Shaleen Title really deserves the credit for taking this on. Its a barrier to entry to all but the most well capitalized and frankly its extortion by any other standard. The people voted and it’s time for governments to stop getting in the way.

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  2. DJF on

    Yet another week where HCA’s are being discussed yet nothing is being done about them. The CCC should step in here and do something, and Title abstaining on every vote is not making a difference although I like her courage.

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