Mass. Suspends Cannabis Licenses Tied To Illegal Crop

Law360 (September 9, 2019, 7:49 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts marijuana regulators suspended a cannabis company’s licenses on Monday as police investigated one of its owners for allegedly conspiring in an illegal pot growing operation.

The Cannabis Control Commission suspended six licenses tied to Nova Farms and co-owner Mark Rioux. Rioux, a real estate agent who was arrested in August, faces criminal charges for allegedly helping set up an unlicensed marijuana crop in Attleboro, Massachusetts, where police seized 143 plants valued at roughly $570,000 in July, according to local news reports.

“The commission takes these allegations seriously and is taking immediate action to protect against the risks of diversion and...

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