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Want to know a secret about Massachusetts cannabis licenses?  The hidden giant of available license types is … the Craft Cannabis Cooperative license. Many people think of the Co-op license as a kind of niche cultivation license with onerous restrictions

The Fourth Cooperative Principle The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has established seven principles as guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice. The Fourth Principle is Autonomy and Independence:Co-operatives are autonomous, self-help organizations controlled by their members. If theyenter into agreements

New York goes Legal!New York has legalized adult use cannabis.  On March 31,2021, the governor signed the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act (MRTA), establishing a regulatory agency and a cannabis tax.MRTA provides for a variety of license types, including cultivator,

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has established seven principles as guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice. The Third Principle is Member Economic Participation:“Members contribute equitably to, and democratically control, the capital of their co-operative. At least part of

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has established seven principles as guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice. The Second Principle is Democratic Member Control:“Co-operatives are democratic organizations controlled by their members, who actively participate in setting their policies and

The International Cooperative Alliance (ICA) has established seven principles as guidelines by which cooperatives put their values into practice.  The First Principle is Voluntary and Open Membership:“Cooperatives are voluntary organizations, open to all persons able to use their services and

What Happens After Cannabis?Cannabis legalization has spread across most of the country in some form – more than 2/3 of the states have a medical marijuana program and 15 states (representing about 1/3 of the US population) have adult use

The title of this post is misleading. There’s not ten types on the list, but that’s not the point.  We are actually going to take a tiny, non-inclusive peek into history to look at some types of cooperative businesses that