Want to Win Over Local Officials? Offer MMJ Equity Deal
Medical marijuana companies seeking approval from local municipalities to settle within their borders may want to consider the path that Harvest Inc. took to the town of Hancock in western Maryland.
Harvest, an Arizona-based company that hopes to establish a cultivation and production facility in Maryland, recently offered Hancock a 5% equity stake in its local operation if it’s successful in winning a license.
Town officials agreed, cementing what appears to be the first such agreement between a municipality and a medical cannabis company. Such deals could become more common across the country if the partnership proves fruitful for both sides.