BOSTON (AP) — State public health officials awarded Friday the first 20 licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries, the first in Massachusetts under a voter-approved law.
The Department of Public Health reviewed applications from 100 finalists seeking to operate the dispensaries. The law allows for up to 35 dispensaries around the state, and it was not immediately clear when additional licenses would be granted.
The law allows marijuana to be used for certain medical conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports