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Cannabis Dispensaries Sue Town for $6M Over 'Improper' Fees

"Community impact fees" take a chunk out of gross sales.

Three cannabis dispensaries based in Massachusetts have sued a town for nearly $6 million over what they claim are improperly collected fees.

According to the Boston Business Journal, the new lawsuit targets “community impact fees.”

Those fees allow municipalities to collect extra money to help cover any spending related to mitigating issues caused by cannabis businesses.

In Great Barrington, it means the local government can charge companies 3% of their gross sales.

The cannabis dispensaries behind the lawsuit have argued that they’re not impacting the community more than any other local business.

They also complained that the money collected was just going toward general expenses rather than any specific areas of concern.

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