Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission

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  • Jenelle DeVits, Chair
  • Kathleen Manning Hall,Clerk
  • Kevin Molis, Member
  • Ron Hogan , Member
  • Nelson Miller CBO, Member
  • Diana Jeong, Member


The City of Malden Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission (“CLEC”) will begin accepting applications from individuals and entities interested in opening a licensed Marijuana business in the City of Malden.  

Applications may be submitted on or after Monday January 11th, 2021, and up until February 9th, 2021 at 4pm.  The CLEC will meet on February 16th, 2021 to discuss the applications received and to potentially schedule interviews.    

To date, two applicants have been approved by the Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission and have subsequently been approved for a special permit.  They are both in the process of obtaining a host community agreement with the Mayor’s office and subsequently state licensure.  Those approved to date are:

  • Misty Mountain, 323 Commercial Street
  • Standard Naturals, 7 Linehurst Road

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 on this page. 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. 

Upon a successful vote of an applicant to proceed by the CLEC, the applicant 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.

Related Links

Cannabis Licensing Application Guidelines (PDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission Ordinance

City of Malden Zoning Ordinance For Marijuana Establishments

City of Malden Ordinance on Licensing of Marijuana Establishments

Commonwealth of Mass Cannabis Control Commission Regulations Adult Use of Marijuana (PDF)