Retail marijuana applicants in Boston grow impatient, ask if groups that have been ‘locked up’ for marijuana will be locked out from industry – masslive.com

By Kristin LaFratta | kristin.lafratta@masslive.com

In step with a statewide initiative, the city of Boston wants the profitable cannabis industry to benefit those who suffered from the drug’s many years of prohibition.But as Boston City Councilors debate how to fairly regulate the new marijuana industry and support “economic empowerment applicants,” local marijuana entrepreneurs say years of bureaucracy have begun to stifle their progress.“Zero economic empowerment applicants have made it entirely through the licensing process thus far,” Joe Gilmore, a community outreach director of at the Massachusetts Recreational Consumer Council, said at a city hearing on Tuesday.

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