More Than 200 Apply for Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses in Massachusetts on First Day

More Than 200 Apply for Adult-Use Marijuana Business Licenses in Massachusetts on First Day

Less than 24 hours after the Cannabis Control Commission activated its licensing portal on Monday, more than 200 hopefuls have begun their applications.

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April 4, 2018

Less than 24 hours after the Cannabis Control Commission activated its licensing portal on Monday, more than 200 hopefuls have begun their applications for recreational marijuana businesses.

It’s the first major step toward the opening of the first adult-use cannabis retail stores on July 1.

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Shawn Collins, executive director of the commission, told commissioners Tuesday morning that 218 applications were started, and that the new online system was working well.

“There were no blips. There was no stress. So we are very confident that as folks continue to interact with our system, it will perform as expected,” Collins said.

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