US (MA): State renews cannabis license despite complaints

Cultivate, the Leicester cannabis grower and retailer, has had its licenses renewed by the state despite hesitancy from some commissioners.

The Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to renew the company's cultivation license and 4-1 to renew its retail license. Opposing the renewal was Jennifer Flanagan, a former Leominster legislator who said she remained concerned about health and safety violations that came to light in June.

"I have grave concerns about how this entity has been operating in Massachusetts," Flanagan said. "They do need to understand that we're taking this seriously."

The commission fined Cultivate $75,000 last month for what it said was hundreds of improperly labeled products. The state's investigation into customer complaints at Cultivate remains ongoing.

Read more at the Worcester Business Journal

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