On Monday, the Cannabis Control Commission launched its online licensing system to start accept business applications for marijuana licenses in Massachusetts. An article in the Boston Globe reports nearly 200 prospective operators have expressed interest in opening a recreational marijuana business in Massachusetts.
Two groups will have their applications processed first: medical marijuana dispensaries that are already open or have a provisional permit; and operators who qualify for the Commission’s economic empowerment program – companies that are led by, employ, or benefit members of communities that had high rates of arrests for drug crimes.
The expected start date for recreational sale of marijuana in Massachusetts is July 1.
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