Cape Cod Towns Leery of Recreational Marijuana Industry

Last month, Mashpee became the first town on the Upper Cape in which residents voted to allow recreational marijuana stores. The town capped the number, for now, at one business. Aja Atwood, a Mashpee resident looking to create a cannabis-centered startup, says the new legislation doesn’t just mean positive things for potential marijuana retail businesses.

 "Because there’s so many different types of licenses available with cannabis, it’s not just a retail shop," she said. "There’s a cultivation license, which means you just grow... testing labs, manufacturing the product just to get it to the retail stores, that’s a whole separate process."