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Client Alert: Massachusetts House Passes Cannabis Bill to Regulate Host Community Agreements

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On February 5, 2020, the Massachusetts House approved a bill that would regulate host community agreements and related caps on payments from marijuana companies. If the bill is passed by the Senate and signed into law, it would grant the Cannabis Control Commission authority to review and regulate host community agreements as part of the state licensing process. More information here.

Adam Barnosky is Co-Lead of the Hospitality & Retail Services Practice Group and a member of the Cannabis and Commercial Real Estate Practice Groups. Adam represents clients in various capacities within the cannabis industry. His experience includes leasing and permitting of retail dispensaries and cultivation facilities, submission of regulatory filings, pursuing zoning and permitting approvals from state local authorities, and monitoring legislation and regulatory developments across the industry. Adam can be reached at arb@riw.com, (617) 570-3519, or on Twitter at @adambarnosky.

DISCLAIMER:
The content contained herein may include information regarding cannabis and its legality under Massachusetts law. While certain activities related to cannabis are lawful pursuant to Massachusetts laws, such activities remain unlawful under federal law. It is strongly advised to seek independent legal counsel regarding the differences between the state and federal cannabis laws.


This summary is presented for informational and educational purposes only, does not constitute legal advice, nor create an attorney-client relationship. For a full understanding of the issues, please contact counsel of your choice.

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