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.