By Colin A. Young

State House News Service

BOSTON — The president of the company that secured the state’s first retail marijuana license Monday said he expects to be selling non-medical marijuana in Leicester in a matter of weeks.

The Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously Monday to issue a provisional license to Cultivate Holdings, Inc. to operate as a retail marijuana shop, conditional upon additional background checks and facility inspections. Cultivate already grows, processes and sells marijuana to medical program patients at its 23,000-square-foot facility in a former tool and die shop on Main Street in Leicester.

Sam Barber, president of Cultivate, told reporters after Monday’s CCC meeting that his company will be ready to start selling adult-use marijuana as soon as state regulators approve a final license.

“I feel like we’re ready. Our team has been working very hard and I’m hopeful in the next few weeks,” Barber said when asked how soon he expects to

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