US (MA): Supply chain disruptions hit cannabis industry

It seems that there are but few industries that are not affected by supply chain disruptions; the cannabis industry, too, is hit by shortages in materials due to these disruptions.

Both Westport attorney Brian Corey and attorney and former Fall River mayor Will Flanagan say delayed deliveries of supplies and materials needed to build and construct retail and cultivation facilities have been a problem in recent months.

“There have been supply chain issues for my clients,” said Corey, who represents both a Westport retail operation that has yet to open and a 'vertically integrated' grow-and-sell business on Airport Road in Fall River.

He says supply chain problems have delayed the opening of the building by 10 weeks. He and his partners, one of whom owns a cannabis business in Brockton, also intend by the end of 2022 to begin growing pot plants, as part of their vertically integrated business model, on the top floors of the building. 

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