Payments for Marijuana Licenses Appear to Skirt State Law

Posted on August 22nd, 2018 to Uncategorized by

“But Blake Mensing, an attorney who represents marijuana operators, said additional payments — including even donations to third-party nonprofits — shouldn’t be allowed if they’re required in the same contract granting local approval. Otherwise, he said, smaller companies will be frozen out.

‘There is some gray area to navigate,’ Mensing said, ‘but I think the commission is making it harder than it needs to be. Up to 3 percent for no longer than five years is, honestly, a model of statutory clarity.’”


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