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Posted In: Marijuana

When it Comes to Pot Shops, Local Control Wins

On July 20, 2021, the Supreme Judicial Court confirmed that municipalities enjoy substantial deference in dealing with marijuana retailers applying for Host Community Agreements (“HCA”).  In Mederi, Inc. v. City…

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Posted In: Marijuana

Municipalities Can Choose Cannabis Winners – Superior Court Confirms Local Authority over Cannabis Licensing

A Superior Court judge confirmed that municipalities are not obligated to enter into Host Community Agreements (“HCA”) with recreational cannabis retailers.  A prospective recreational cannabis retailer sued the City of…

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Two Draft Cannabis Regulations May Surprise Local Decision-Makers, and Affect Their Planning

There are two draft Cannabis Regulations that may surprise local decision-makers, and affect their planning. Cities and towns have been primed to expect that the sale of marijuana products would…

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Posted In: Marijuana, Municipal Law

10 Things You Need to Know About the New Marijuana Law

If your Town Voted against Question 4 to Legalize Marijuana for Recreational Use: The local legislative body (town meeting, city council, etc.) may adopt an ordinance or bylaw imposing limits…

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