Mashpee Postpones Review on Marijuana License Applicants


MASHPEE – Mashpee Selectmen have postponed a review of the six applicants for retail marijuana shops and have directed their town manager to come up with a process to evaluate them.

Town Manager Rodney Collins has been asked to vet the applicants for “compliance with all relevant municipal building codes, zoning bylaws and other regulations.

The representatives from the six applicants included Wicked Restaurant and Wine Bar owner Robert Catania, Holistic Health Group, Triple M, Natural Ventures Cos. president David R. Pike and Greenerside Holdings LLC.

The six applicants moved forward with plans despite Mashpee town meeting rejecting a proposed ban on recreational marijuana establishments.

“I’m very leery of putting myself in a position to make a qualitative assessment of who’s best out of this and picking a winner and giving them a license to what is admittedly, a license to print money,” said Selectman Andrew Gottlieb.

They are looking for approval from the town and the state’s Cannabis Control Commission.

Under state law, towns do not issue recreational pot licenses but must sign a host-community agreement with one of the applicants.

They would then recommend that proposal to the state for approval of the license.

“I don’t want to just send this up to the state and have them assume that they know what’s going on, we know better than the state of what our roads and positions of business and how it will affect surrounding areas,” said Selectman Tom O’Hara.


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