205 Priority Applicants Vying for Recreational Marijuana Licenses in Massachusetts Move Into Next Phase

205 Priority Applicants Vying for Recreational Marijuana Licenses in Massachusetts Move Into Next Phase

The state moves toward its planned July 1 start date for adult-use sales.

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May 23, 2018

The Cannabis Control Commission on Tuesday wrapped up its review of priority applicants for recreational marijuana businesses.

The commission put registered medical dispensaries (RMDs) with operational and provisional certificates granted by the Department of Public Health, as well as so-called economic empowerment applicants, at the head of the line for the coveted industry licenses. In all, the commission received 320 applications for priority status.

Of those, 205 were approved and 115 were denied.

Those who were denied by the commission often missed the April 16 deadline, or failed to meet the requirements for consideration.

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