420 with CNW – Massachusetts Cannabis Dispensary Claims Regulatory Delays Cost Them Millions

September 24, 2020 03:25:35

A cannabis dispensary based in Massachusetts is claiming that the state’s inability to act on its application for over eight months has cost it millions of dollars. On September 14, Northeast Alternatives filed a lawsuit in the Suffolk Superior Court asking the court to instruct the Cannabis Control Commission to act on its application for a cultivation facility. In its complaint, the company stated that it submitted an application to the state in June 2019 for a second cultivation facility in Lakeville to supplement its cultivation, manufacturing, and dispensary operations in Fall River.

The dispensary says that it received five follow-ups from the commission asking for additional information, with the commission stating on January 26 that the application was complete. On February 20, the state received certification from the town of Lakeville stating that the Northeast Alternatives had signed the required contract with the municipality to operate in the town. Although state statutes require the commission to either issue or reject the application within 90 days, the dispensary…


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