State Authorizes Sale Of Retail Cannabis To Handful of Shops

BOSTON, MA (WBZ-AM) — State officials have approved more recreational cannabis shops to open in Massachusetts. 

On Thursday the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission gave final approval l for a recreational #marijuana retail license to Northeast Alternatives, Inc in Fall River.

Hudson, MA-based Temescal Wellness will open shops in Hudson and Pittsfield, MA. Theory Wellness, Inc of Great Barrington also received a recreational cannabis retail license. 

It's not clear when these shops will be open to the public.

The Commonwealth has now given final approval for a recreational marijuana retail license for 9 establishments.  The closest one to #Boston will be the store, Alternatives Therapies Group, Inc opens this weekend in Salem.

In November, two locations in Leicester and Northhampton opened to the public for retail sales. They were the first two in the Commonwealth to open.

This is a developing story. Stay with WBZ NewsRadio.

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