By Patricia Whitter at Lexichronic
Massachusetts approved medical marijuana in November 2012, and like all other medical approvals in states without any prior form of legalization, it hit a few roadblocks. It’s now been two years since medical approval and Massachusetts expects 11 dispensaries to open their doors in 2015.
As announced by the Department of Public Health, these MARIJUANA dispensaries will receive provisional licenses. The license must be followed by inspections and each location must meet municipal requirements. According the Massachusetts’ dispensary law, no more than 5 dispensaries can operate per county.
The following approved applicants which need to pass the inspection phase are: William Noyes Webster Foundation, Alternative Therapies Group, Healthy Pharms, New England Treatment Access, Central Ave. Compassionate Care, Garden Remedies, Patriot Care Corp., Ermont Inc., and In Good Health and Bay State Relief.
Some applicants scored high, but they did not qualify. The good news is that there will be a second application round next year.