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Cannabis Commission Accepting Applications

Posted on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 12:00 AM by Mayor's Office

Malden Cannabis Licensing & Enforcement Commission Accepting Applications

The City of Malden Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission (“CLEC”) is currently accepting applications from Marijuana Establishments that have an intent to open and operate a Cannabis Establishment in the City of Malden. The CLEC and the City of Malden have designed a licensing process with the goal of licensing only those operations that will operate establishments that meet the highest of standards. Licenses available to be issued include Independent Testing Laboratory, Marijuana Cultivator, Marijuana Product Manufacturer, Marijuana Research Facility, and Marijuana Retailer. A maximum of five retail licenses will be issued.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to review the CLEC documents related to licensing by visiting Instructions for the application process, Malden’s Licensing of Marijuana Establishments Ordinance, zoning information, requirements of the State Cannabis Commission, and licensing forms are all provided. Hard copies of materials are available for applicants at the Office of the Mayor, 17 Pleasant Street, Malden as well as the Office of the Building Commissioner, 110 Pleasant Street Malden.  

Completed applications must be submitted to the Mayor’s Office, 17 Pleasant Street together with the $200 application fee by 12 Noon on Monday, May 20, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be accepted or reviewed by the CLEC.

Following the application deadline, the CLEC will review completed applications. Upon a successful vote to proceed by the CLEC, applicants may move on to the next set of requirements which include conducting a community meeting, applying for a special permit issued by the City Council, and executing a host community agreement. Only with the successful completion of the above may applicants then submit their application to the State Cannabis Commission for state licensing approval.

For further information, please visit the CLEC webpage at or email

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