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CCC issues equity document

The commission offered tips cities and towns can use to achieve an equitable marijuana industry, including:

allow various types of marijuana businesses

consider whether a cap on the number of marijuana businesses is necessary or if an established cap should be revisited when time has passed and more information is available

be diplomatic in crafting host community agreements: These are documents that stipulate that a marijuana company will pay a community a certain amount of money each year to cover the cost to the community of having the company there. “To allow for checks and balances, a municipality may prefer to designate one entity to oversee the selection process and another to negotiate the host community agreements.”

The commission has posted other guidance documents about farmers, home cultivation, application and license fees and background checks.