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Brockton councilor encourages Black marijuana applicant to sue city as he’s delayed again

But that’s exactly what Councilor-at-large Moises Rodrigues did during a contentious three-hour city council meeting.

The Brockton City Council was hearing a request from Commonwealth Alternative Care — a directly owned subsidiary of TILT Holdings — for a recreational marijuana license, despite the company not opening in Brockton since it received provisional approval from the Cannabis Control Commission for medical marijuana sales in 2016.

There’s also another applicant seeking what is currently the city’s eighth and final marijuana license — Ian Woods, a Brockton native and Black entrepreneur, and his company Terrasol LLC. Woods’ application and public hearing has been delayed multiple times by the council.