Update: The Cannabis Control Commission has authorized two Massachusetts dispensaries to begin recreational marijuana sales.
Cultivate in Leicester and NETA in Northampton plan to begin selling marijuana and marijuana-infused products to adults over the age of 21 on Tuesday, Nov. 20.
Original post below:
The backdrop may be colorful fall foliage rather than warm summer days, but Massachusetts really is nearing the opening of the state’s first recreational marijuana dispensaries. Never mind that it will occur close to the two-year anniversary of the state’s vote to legalize weed for adults.
“We’re getting closer and closer, and we’re doing it the right way,” Steve Hoffman, the chairman of the Cannabis Control Commission, said Thursday.
With 15 provisional retail licenses already issued, Hoffman said it’s a “distinct possibility” that the CCC will give final approval for the first adult-use dispensary at the agency’s next meeting in October. And when it does open,