Unless you’re a newshound, you might be wondering when a recreational marijuana dispensary is opening in a town near you.
Below is information collected from the Massachusetts Cannabis Commission, displaying status of each place that has a provisional license.
Currently, around 60 locations have submitted applications and 25 have been granted preliminary licenses. The end of the rainbow is getting a final license, followed by a “commence operations” which allows a place to open within days of the commence being granted.
We have attempted to lay out all this information, with an ETA on when it might open. ETA is a big “if”—having a provisional license doesn’t mean you’ll get a final license. We are basing the ETA on time taken for other locations to get going.
Given the small sample size, do not plan your travel using the ETA’s below. The ETA’s could be very early, late, or not happening. But this does give you an idea of what’s in the pipeline.
We will keep this updated as the process evolves.
Town Company Prov License Final License Opened
Northhamption NETA 7/26/18 10/5/18 11/20/18
Leicester Cultivate 7/2/18 10/5/18 11/20/18
Final License Issued
Town Company Prov License Final License ETA for open
Wareham Verilife 8/9/18 11/1/2018 Dec
Salem Alt Therapies 8/23/18 11/20/2018 Dec
Easthampton Insa 8/9/18 11/20/2018 Dec
Town Company Prov License Issued Rough ETA
Amesbury Alternative Therapies 7/26/18 Jan/Feb
Brookline NETA 7/26/18 Jan/Feb
Plymouth M3 Ventures 8/9/18 Jan/Feb
Fall River Northeast Ventures 8/23/18 Jan/Feb
Lowell Patriot Care 9/6/18 Jan/Feb
Greenfield Patriot Care 9/6/18 Jan/Feb
Pittsfield Temescal 9/20/18 Jan/Feb
Ayer Late Spring 9/20/18 Jan/Feb
Hudson Temescal 9/20/18 Jan/Feb
Salisbury Alternative Therapies 9/20/18 Jan/Feb
Montague 253 Organic 10/5/18 Jan/Feb
Pittsfield Berkshire Roots 10/5/18 Jan/Feb
Uxbridge Carolines Cannabis 10/18/18 Mar/April
Great Barrington Theory Wellness 10/18/18 Mar/April
Oxford Curaleaf Massachusetts 10/18/18 Mar/April
Attleboro Ashli’s 11/1/18 Mar/April
Pittsfield Green Biz 11/2/18 Mar/April
Fitchburg Atlantic Medicinal 11/20/18 April/May
Worcester Good Chemistry 11/20/18 April/May
Gardner Sanctuary Medicinals 11/20/18 April/May