A few months later, in November 2020, six municipalities were contacted by a federal grand jury in the hope of reviewing the agreement and licensing procedures of the host community. No charges have been laid. Any community representative with information about a candidate`s fitness for gambling can send an email to MGC`s investigation and enforcement office. Legislation regarding the authority of the Cannabis Control Commission with respect to community hosting arrangements Some critics say that applications for economic authorization have been blocked by municipalities that are only slowly negotiating community agreements with potential marijuana companies. Stores in 2019 reported sales of $420 million, but none of them were part of the CCC`s economic enhancer or social justice programs. The Boston Globe reported in November that a federal grand jury was reviewing agreements with marijuana companies. According to the report, Great Barrington, Eastham, Leicester, Newton, Northampton and Uxbridge had received summonses from Lelling`s office for details of the agreements. The bill would give the CCC the power to regulate and enforce the agreements, something the Agency and the plaintiffs have expressed concern about since at least November 2016, when voters approved an election initiative to legalize recreational marijuana. In addition, the bill proposes to allow a municipality to waive the obligation to have a host commune agreement; clarify that the five-year term of the agreement begins on the day of entry into operation; and specify that no financial commitment is allowed beyond the maximum 3% of the gross sales tax. By Mr. Cyr, a petition (accompanied by a bill, Senate, No. 1126) by Julian Cyr and Sarah K.
Peake for legislation relating to the agreements of the host community. Cannabis policy. A Suffolk Supreme Court decision in December found that the CCC had no role to play in verifying agreements under state status. “If, for the most part, a city has to be “bribed” by an agreement whereby the company pays more than the state allows, it is not a community in which business must be done first,” he said. According to some government operators, the introduction of adult pharmacies in Massachusetts leaves room for improvement. The slowness of introduction is often attributed to host Community Agreements or HCAs. “The Cannabis Control Commission welcomes the steps taken by the legislature to allay concerns about agreements on the host community and to clarify the Authority of the Commission,” the spokesman said in a statement. A CCC spokesperson said the Commission would continue to monitor future agreements. Below is a list of host community agreements that are no longer in effect due to a license or negative referendum result.
Active host community agreements can be find on the Host Community Agreements page. The process of creating host community agreements is a challenge for communities with early retail businesses, Narkewicz said. “In many cases, host Community Agreements has served as a de facto de facto ban and artificially limited the number of stores [in a commune],” says Kris Krane, co-founder and president of 4Front Ventures Corp (OTC:FFNTF). Mayor David Narkewicz said he was not sure that the CCC, if it had the authority to review the agreements, would jeopardize all the host community agreements that were signed in the city.