Marijuana entrepreneurs protest ‘Big Cannabis’ at State House

“There’s a handful of companies that own all the supply,” said Peter Bernard, president of the Massachusetts Growers Advocacy Council. “We’re looking for a piece of the pie.”

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Among other demands, the protesters said the state Cannabis Control Commission should prioritize license applications from two categories of small producers: craft co-operatives, which are collectively owned groups of cultivators who grow marijuana at different locations but sell and market it under a single license and brand, and so-called “micro-businesses,” locally owned firms that grow or buy modest quantities of marijuana and process it into edibles and other products.

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