Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Likely Days Away After Regulators OK Labs

Massachusetts Marijuana Sales Likely Days Away After Regulators OK Labs

Two labs — CDX Analytics in Salem and MCR Labs in Framingham — were issued “commence full operations” notices.

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November 8, 2018
The Boston Globe
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Recreational marijuana sales in Massachusetts are likely just days away, after state regulators said they had cleared two licensed cannabis testing laboratories to officially begin operations.

Two labs — CDX Analytics in Salem and MCR Labs in Framingham — were issued “commence full operations” notices by the Cannabis Control Commission on Wednesday. Both labs received final licenses from the agency in mid-October but had to pass a final inspection and clear other minor regulatory hurdles before getting the official go-ahead to begin testing recreational pot for purity and potency.

The move is a critical step toward the state’s first recreational sales, since retail pot shops can only sell products that have been tested by a licensed lab.

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