Empty storefronts don’t employ staff; there’s no one to purchase coffee, gas, lunch, or snacks from local merchants.
HOW THE MAD DASH FOR HOST COMMUNITY AGREEMENTS IS A WINDFALL FOR LANDLORDS (AT THE EXPENSE OF LOCAL ECONOMIC PROGRESS)
Marijuana applicants are often desperate to lock up space, willing to bid up rates well over market value in order to price out a rival.
EDIBLE DERANGEMENT: AS STATE SEEKS SOLUTIONS, BOSTON FORMALIZES GRUDGE AGAINST CANNABIS DINING
Any infused food event at a licensed premise—whether or not it is open to the public, and whether alcohol is consumed or not—is illegal, the advisory states, and violators “will be subject to disciplinary action” including a suspension or revocation of their license.
CANNABIS MICROBUSINESS APPLICANTS DEMAND CHANGES
"We have followed all the rules set up by the Cannabis Control Commission, but in the end we are placed on the back burner while our funds are being bled dry."