BOSTON (WWLP) - 158 out of 181 applicants will move on to Phase 2 of the application process to build a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts.
The State Department of Public Health disqualified 22 applicants, citing a failure to incorporate as a non-profit or a lack of financial viability.
Massachusetts will open up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries across the state, following the footsteps of 19 other states and Washington D.C. that legalized medical marijuana, but this trend has some people concerned.
“To legalize any type of drug use is not appropriate at all. It shouldn't even be a topic. It should be illegal for any type of drugs,” Lisa Shuper said.
Just two out of 26 applicants from western Massachusetts failed to advance to Phase 2.
They are Fotia's Incorporated in Franklin County and Baystate Alternative Health Care in Hampshire County.
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