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Massachusetts Recreational Marijuana Stores Could Open By July 1

Some recreational marijuana shops may open as soon as July 1 as the license issuing process has begun. The first licenses were issued on June 1. It is expected that recreational stores will open a few at a time as some still have a few things to get in order.

Those that are just now applying for licenses have to get approval from local entities – and that can take a while, according to Attleboro Patch. Medical marijuana dispensaries already in operation are allowed to offer recreational marijuana – several are expected to be ready for dual sales in July. Some 200 applications are still under review by the state Cannabis Control Commission.

Shawn Collins, executive director of the Cannabis Control Commission said, “We look forward to working with all licensees in the next phase of the process toward opening safe, equitable and effective marijuana establishments in our state.”