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Action picking up in Cape Cod

The Hyannis conference comes as a number of Cape towns are grappling with whether or not to alter their bylaws to ban or limit recreational marijuana establishments.

Triple M is planning a foray into recreational marijuana now that Mashpee voted not to institute a ban on recreational facilities at its most recent town meeting, O’Reilly said.

“We absolutely will be pursuing that very soon with the town,” he added.

O’Reilly said he’s confident Triple M can meet the zoning requirements spelled out in the town’s bylaws.

“Essentially we have to show that we meet the zoning requirements, and have to come up with a host community agreement with the town of Mashpee. Luckily for us, we went through the process before in Plymouth.”

Shaleen Title, a commissioner with the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission, spoke about the state’s regulatory and licensing processes, which she described as “very long and complex.”

“Our job is to safely and equitably implement the law with respect to business licensing, and making sure that one out of every five adults using cannabis is treated not as criminals but as ordinary citizens living their lives,” she said.