Massachusetts recreational marijuana dispensaries are awaiting their final inspections that will allow them to obtain their licenses to begin selling marijuana to adults. There are 11 in the state that could open in a few days.
Some dispensaries will likely open by September 20, the Hartford Courant reports. The eligible businesses have already had their staff fingerprinted and physical inspections of their sites completed. September 20 is the next public meeting scheduled for the Cannabis Control Commission. Votes on allowing final licensing are expected to take place then.
Dick Evans said, “I think that’s realistic. We expected to see them (approval) in August. Of course, there’s always complications. I think we shouldn’t fret the delay too much because we’ve been waiting for several decades, and we can wait a few weeks more.”
Massachusetts residents, and those in neighboring states, are awaiting the opening of legal dispensaries. The market is expected to be one of the largest in the country.