Pot Attys Hope Mass. Top Court Curbs Local Regulatory Clout

By Chris Villani (February 8, 2021, 5:27 PM EST) -- Massachusetts cannabis attorneys are hoping a case recently argued before the state's top court helps upend a regulatory process that some feel has let cities and towns exploit recreational sellers through excessive fees.

Mederi Inc. sued the city of Salem after it jumped through all the necessary hoops to open an adult-use marijuana business, only to be denied a so-called host community agreement. But when the case was argued before the Supreme Judicial Court last week, the justices seemed more interested in an issue that was not disputed at the lower courts: the fact that Salem asked Mederi to pay more...

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