BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts regulators are preparing to green-light several more recreational marijuana retailers, but there’s still no word on when the first pot shops in the eastern U.S. will open for business.
The Cannabis Control Commission has votes scheduled Thursday on provisional retail licenses for Alternative Therapies Group, Temescal Wellness of Massachusetts and Late Spring Inc.
Alternative Therapies earlier secured provisional licenses to sell marijuana in Amesbury and Salem, and also hopes to open a store in Salisbury.
Temescal is applying for licenses in Hudson and Pittsfield.
Late Spring is eyeing a store in Ayer.
In Massachusetts, where voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, commercial sales were originally targeted to begin July 1. But while nearly a dozen provisional licenses have been approved so far, final licenses have yet to be issued.
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