Craft Marijuana Cooperatives, Made Up of Local Farmers, Struggle to Start Up in Massachusetts
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Craft Marijuana Cooperatives, Made Up of Local Farmers, Struggle to Start Up in Massachusetts

The Cannabis Control Commission has not licensed a single craft cooperative; as of July 18, only two cooperatives had submitted their complete applications.

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August 13, 2019

As Massachusetts was creating its legal marijuana industry, farmers lobbied for the creation of craft cooperatives—a business model that lets local farmers band together to each grow marijuana and split the costs for things like production, packaging and marketing.

In response, the Cannabis Control Commission established regulations allowing growers who have lived in Massachusetts for at least a year to join together, grow up to 100,000 square feet of marijuana plants among them, pay lower licensing fees and sell wholesale to marijuana retailers.

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