Massachusetts: 100 Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Registered For Phase 2 Applications To Operate

Discussion in 'Medicinal Marijuana' started by Monterey Bud, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Monterey Bud

    Monterey Bud Administrator Staff Member

    The Massachusetts Department of Public Health required all completed Phase 2 application forms for Registered Marijuana Dispensaries to be hand-delivered on November 21, 2013. A total of 100 Phase 2 applications were received by the Department on that day.

    Only applicants who were approved in the Department’s Phase 1 review were eligible to apply for the second and final phase of dispensary selection.

    Phase 2 applicants have been asked to demonstrate local support during the Department’s review process, and must show that they can comply with all municipal rules, regulations, ordinances and bylaws. The Department is also developing a database to track patient and physician registrations, which will be available to law enforcement.

    The voter-approved law allows the Department to register up to 35 non-profit Registered Marijuana Dispensaries across the state, with at least one but no more than five dispensaries per county.

    Since the law took effect January 1, 2013, the Department has enjoyed significant public involvement through listening sessions and public hearings. DPH enacted regulations that have been called a model for other states to follow, and the Department has advanced the competitive medical marijuana dispensary application process on an aggressive timeline to ensure patient access.

    DPH anticipates that the Phase 2 review will be completed by early 2014. At that time, the list of applicants who will receive a provisional license will be made available to the public.

    Partial List of Applicants:​

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