MA tobacco wholesalers angling for MJ distribution monopoly

Cigarette wholesalers in Massachusetts are lobbying state lawmakers hard for a monopoly on recreational cannabis distribution, which would likely increase the cost of doing business for marijuana growers and retailers. According to The Boston Globe, a tobacco trade group is leading the charge, trying to persuade policymakers that the best way to go on MJ distribution is to follow in the footsteps of the state’s alcohol industry, which mandates that producers use third-party shipping companies to get product to market. And, they’re arguing, companies that already ship cigarettes and collect taxes on them are in the ... MA tobacco wholesalers angling for MJ distribution monopoly is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs