Massachusetts Marijuana Growers Threaten to Sue Cannabis Control Commission

Massachusetts Marijuana Growers Threaten to Sue Cannabis Control Commission

The litigation seeks to compel the commission to review the statutorily-required agreements between marijuana businesses and their host towns.

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September 12, 2018
LowellSun.com
Grower/Agriculture Legislation and regulation News State by State: Massachusetts

BOSTON -- An organization representing Massachusetts marijuana growers is considering a lawsuit to compel the Cannabis Control Commission to review the statutorily-required agreements between marijuana businesses and their host towns, something the CCC has resisted doing under the impression it does not have the authority to do so.

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Peter Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Grower Advocacy Council, told the News Service on Tuesday that his outfit plans to discuss its proposed suit with its attorney on Wednesday and is leaning towards taking the issue to court.

"We just want them to review these going forward and strike down offending contractual clauses going backwards," Bernard said.

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