By MyFM's Rick Michaels - Twenty registered marijuana dispensaries were approved Tuesday, including a Holliston business, to have their applications to enter the recreational marijuana business reviewed by the Cannabis Control Commission on an expedited basis.
The regulatory body on Tuesday agreed to prioritize the review of those 20 applicants and now Pharmacannis Massachusetts Incorporated, located at Hopping Brook Park in Holliston, will be able to apply for a recreational marijuana business license in one week.
CCC Chairman Steven Hoffman said the details of what the CCC voted on, is now available online. Among the other applicant approvals, they go to registered marijuana dispensaries located in Attleboro, Shrewsbury, Newton, Weston and Norwood. Also five-locations in Boston, two in Fall River and on the Islands.
The 20 applicants approved yesterday and any others approved for priority certification will be able to submit their marijuana license applications beginning April 17, though the CCC cannot issue licenses until June 1.
Priority certification -- which will allow those entities approved to leapfrog towards the front of the line when the CCC begins issuing licenses -- is open to registered marijuana dispensaries (RMDs) and those eligible through the CCC's economic empowerment program, which is intended to assist people disproportionately affected by marijuana prohibition.