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
Salem Alt Therapies 8/23/18 11/20/2018 12/15/18
Wareham Verilife 8/9/18 11/1/2018 12/21/18
Easthampton Insa 8/9/18 11/20/2018 12/22/18
Great Barrington Theory Wellness 10/18/18 12/14/2018 1/11/19
Final License Issued
Town Company Prov License Final License ETA for open
Pittsfield Temescal 9/20/18 12/14/2018 Jan/Feb
Fall River Northeast Ventures 8/23/18 12/14/2018 Jan/Feb
Hudson Temescal 9/20/18 12/14/2018 Jan/Feb
Town Company Prov License Issued Rough ETA
Amesbury Alternative Therapies 7/26/18 Feb/March
Brookline NETA 7/26/18 Feb/March
Plymouth M3 Ventures 8/9/18 Feb/March
Lowell Patriot Care 9/6/18 Feb/March
Greenfield Patriot Care 9/6/18 Feb/March
Ayer Late Spring 9/20/18 Feb/March
Salisbury Alternative Therapies 9/20/18 Feb/March
Montague 253 Organic 10/5/18 Feb/March
Pittsfield Berkshire Roots 10/5/18 Feb/March
Uxbridge Carolines Cannabis 10/18/18 Feb/March
Oxford Curaleaf Massachusetts 10/18/18 Feb/March
Attleboro Ashli’s 11/1/18 Mar/April
Pittsfield Green Biz 11/2/18 Mar/April
Fitchburg Atlantic Medicinal 11/20/18 Mar/April
Worcester Good Chemistry 11/20/18 Mar/April
Gardner Sanctuary Medicinals 11/20/18 Mar/April
Attleboro BCWC 12/14/18 April / May
Easthampton Herbology Group 12/14/18 April / May
Brookline Sanctuary Medicinals 12/14/18 April / May
Williamstown Silver Therapeutics 12/14/18 April / May
Nantucket Green Lady Dispensary 12/14/18 April / May
Easthampton The Verb is Herb 12/14/18 April / May
Chicopee Mass Alternative Care . 1/10/19 May/June