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

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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