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‘WE JUST WANT TO DO OUR BUSINESS;’ FOR ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT APPLICANTS, CHALLENGES IN OPENING MARIJUANA SHOPS INCLUDE SPEED, FUNDING AND OBTAINING HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS


January 23, 2020
By Melissa Hanson from MassLive


One thing just about everyone involved in Massachusetts’ burgeoning marijuana industry can agree on is that the process has been slow. But is the process moving at an even more sluggish pace for certain applicants? It depends on who you ask...

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HERE'S WHY WORCESTER COUNTY IS DOMINATING THE STATE’S BURGEONING CANNABIS INDUSTRY

January 2, 2020 
By Anna Kusmer from WGBH


Laury Lucien wants her pot shop in downtown Worcester, Mass., to be more than a business. She wants to create culture. “How I feel when I see the design we picked out, it feels like Spike Lee in Brooklyn, with jazz music and the brick,” said Lucien, 33, who is also an attorney specializing in cannabis regulation and policy. “That’s kind of the vibe we’re going for in this space. We’re trying to make this part of our culture.”...

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ATTLEBORO ZONING BOARD GETS POT SHOP AUTHORITY

April 28, 2019 
By George W Rhodes from The Sun Chronicle


Special permits needed to open marijuana businesses in Attleboro are now under the jurisdiction of the zoning board of appeals. City councilors gave up oversight of pot shops on an 11-0 vote last week, saying the “heavy lifting” of creating regulations and ushering in the new businesses has been done...

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STATE LAWMAKERS LOOK TO CRACK DOWN ON ILLICIT MARIJUANA SALES

April 11, 2019
By Paris Alston and Callum Borchers from wbur.org

Featuring Major Bloom Co-Founder Laury Lucien Legal, recreational marijuana stores have been operating in Massachusetts since November. Fifteen stores have licenses, yet three quarters of marijuana sales remain underground...

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