We Were Wrong, No Crime or Problems Created with Weed – State Refunds $1.2 Million in Social Impact Fees to Cannabis Dispensary

Originally incorporated into the state law legalizing recreational marijuana, these fees were intended to offset the local impacts of the emerging cannabis trade. However, the fees have faced increasing criticism, prompting the city of Boston to proactively refund $2.8 million in charges imposed on operators. Many industry experts have contended that these fees had become excessive and unjust, surpassing any legitimate additional costs associated with the cannabis industry in the state.