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Our members are the local governments of Massachusetts and their elected and appointed leadership.
The MMA held a webinar to help municipalities prepare for a wide-ranging cannabis law that was signed by the governor in August and takes effect Nov. 9.
Nicole Costanzo, a senior attorney at KP Law, covered how the law is likely to affect host community agreements and community impact fees, as well as how municipalities can best position themselves in the changing environment.
Costanzo focused on the Cannabis Control Commission’s additional regulatory oversight over host community agreements under the new law.
Attendees had a number of questions regarding their existing host community agreements, and Costanzo stressed the importance of documenting impact costs to ensure accurate accounting and to fend off any potential breach of contract claim.
The MMA will continue to work with stakeholders to provide up-to-date information as the implications of the new law unfold.
• Cannabis Law Update: Host Community Agreements and Municipalities – Nicole J. Costanzo/KP Law presentation (400K PDF)