Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission

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


The City of Malden Cannabis Licensing and Enforcement Commission (“CLEC”) is currently in the process of reviewing applications from Marijuana Establishments that have submitted an application to open and operate a Cannabis Establishment in the City of Malden. (Currently, the application period is closed.) 

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. 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.  

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 Information Package

Cannabis Licensing Application Guidelines

Frequently Asked Questions