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Marijuana permit and zoning process in Boston has some specifics

For proponents of the legalization of marijuana, the day cannabis was legalized was a joyous occasion. For users, it means less criminalization of the drugs. For those involved in the cannabis business, the newly legalized area shows promise and opportunity from a business standpoint. As the legalization is still fresh, municipalities are still trying to regulate the new market and land use and zoning.

What do I need to know for my business about land use and zoning?

The term land use and zoning gives some hint to the topic of conversation. However, as far as how the phrase could impact your business it's not always clear. For some industries, land use and zoning has a small impact or none much at all. However, for some industries, it could have a huge impact on daily activities or the ability to conduct business at all.

We can help when easements result in right of way disputes

Being a land owner or property owner is not only a respectable accomplishment, but a big responsibility. Not all property owners in Massachusetts use their land or property for personal uses. Some decide to open their property up to the public or open their property to other parties with an easement agreement. However, these agreements can go awry if a dispute about the land causes a rift between the parties.

Buying property with variance or nonconforming use

If you are looking to move your business to a new property, you may have limited choices in your Massachusetts town. In addition to finding a place that suits the purposes of your business, you will have to consider the zoning regulations for the properties on your list. Zoning places restrictions on the way you can use properties in certain areas.

Land use consultant to be hired, will plan Boston's development

The Boston Planning and Development Agency has big plans for Boston's city development over the next decade. There has been much talk of how to leverage the real estate opportunities to make Boston a better home for everyone, residents and businesses alike. East Boston has been targeted for the initiative.

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