Browse polls by:
Poll Results
The Cannabis Control Commission has been debating whether to ask lawmakers to address host community agreements between recreational pot companies and municipalities, some of which include extravagant payments to the community at the expense of the young companies and beyond the state-allowed 3 percent of the location's gross annual sales. Some advocates have pointed to this as one of the factors leading to the slow licensing process for an industry that was supposed to start selling July 1.
Should cities be allowed to require marijuana firms to pay fees of more than the state-capped 3 percent of sales?
Comments

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
Stop the cannabis discrimination.

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
If they do, it's gouging.

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
What will the 3 percent be used for? Other than pay the salaries of those who collect it? Perhaps to fund an abuse clinic?

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
Typical State government edicts decided with little regard (thought) to the possibility of needed local municipality flexibility if the ideal results are not even close to reality or there is some community impact that was not foreseen or ignored when drafting the pot plan for Massachusetts.

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
I just feel that this is more foot dragging. The law says 3 percent. Where is the question here? What makes these communities think they should get more? Maybe someone will come up with another reason to slow things down. To bad they can't slow down legislation that raises taxes and fees on us.

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
As for option 3 ("The impact of legal pot is not yet known..."

09/07/18 AT 11:07 AM
Doesn't the state control and tax Alcohol and Tobacco? Until further analysis can be made, it should be dealt with like Alcohol and Tobacco.
ADVERTISEMENTS
Copyright 2017 New England Business Media