Equity programs have struggled to gain traction in Massachusetts (as elsewhere), but one population seems to be thriving on legalization in the state: cops.
- The Boston Globe reports dispensaries are paying cops to work additional shifts.
- The piece notes, state “Marijuana companies complain that local officials frequently require (or pressure) them to spend large sums on traffic details that are unnecessary, intimidating, or both.”
- A bill in Massachusetts would require equity programs to receive as much pot tax revenue as police training.
- In California, where equity programs are determined locally, there are few success stories and some programs are “rife with corruption,” MJBiz reports. And in L.A., tensions continue over equity licenses.????WW California has more.
- Federal border patrol agents have “ramped up their harassment” of state-legal businesses in California. ????WW California has more.
- Oakland’s pot shops want more police protection after two recent worker shootings, one fatal.