Massachusetts Marijuana Growers Say Cannabis Control Commission Should Be Allowed to Regulate Municipal Marijuana Agreements
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Massachusetts Marijuana Growers Say Cannabis Control Commission Should Be Allowed to Regulate Municipal Marijuana Agreements

An advocacy group is asking the courts to give the commission authority to regulate host community agreements signed between municipalities and marijuana shops.

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January 23, 2019

An advocacy group for Massachusetts marijuana growers has taken the first step toward asking the courts to give the Cannabis Control Commission authority to regulate host community agreements signed between municipalities and marijuana shops.

Peter Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Grower Advisory Council, said the large fees required by many host community agreements are a huge problem for the marijuana industry and “a barrier to entry to the smaller operator.”

“We feel like if we do nothing, nothing’s going to change,” Bernard said.

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