Attorney Investigating Mass. Communities’ Contracts With Pot Industry

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling is looking into the relationship between some Massachusetts communities and the growing marijuana industry.

The Boston Globe reports that some believe the amount of control local governments have over these contracts makes corruption likely. Are there are some fears those communities are requesting more money from businesses than what is defined by the state law.

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A grand jury has been convened, and at least six municipalities have been subpoenaed by Lelling. Those communities include East Barrington, Eastham, Leicester, Newton, Northampton, and Uxbridge.

The investigation could go further than those six places.

One subpoena suggests there could be a grand jury hearing later this month, according to the Boston Globe.

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