By MyFM's Rick Michaels - As soon as Sunday, Massachusetts marijuana consumers and those in eastern Rhode Island could have another retail store to patronize. The Cannabis Control Commission yesterday issued a notice to commence operations, allowing Northeast Alternatives, Inc. of Fall River, to begin in earnest growing marijuana, producing infused products and selling marijuana. The company already operates as a medical marijuana dispensary and is located right off Route 24 and sits practically on the border of Fall River and Tiverton, Rhode Island, less than 200 feet from the State line. Marijuana remains illegal in Rhode Island but, it is legal for out-of-state residents to purchase marijuana from a Massachusetts retailer, but it is illegal to transport the marijuana into another state or use it in a state where consumption is still prohibited. As the 9th retail store is approved to open Sira Naturals of Milford, is next up for the order to commence operations having already received final licenses for product manufacturer, cultivator and existing licensee transporter.