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20 Medicinal Pot Dispensaries to Open in Massachusetts

Milford is one of 20 applicants that will be receiving medicinal marijuana licenses to operate in Massachusetts.

File photo.
File photo.

By Owen Boss

The Department of Public Health announced Friday morning the 20 applicants that will be awarded medicinal marijuana licenses to operate in Massachusetts. Milford is among them. 

Dispensaries will be located in Mashpee, Dennis, Taunton, Fairhaven, Salem, Haverhill, Holyoke, Northampton, Lowell, Ayer, Newton, Cambridge, Brookline, Quincy, Plymouth Brockton, Boston, Milford and Worcester, according to the announcement.

More than 100 groups applied for licenses to open medical pot shops around the state. The licenses were awarded by county.

Check out the complete list here

Do you support the use of medical marijuana? 

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Remember When February 01, 2014 at 08:18 PM
Based on the fees assessed by the state and the prices in Colorado without a script, it will probably be cheaper on the streets, but that's OK because your insurance may cover it. What will these dispensaries do when the cartels figure out they are loosing some good customers?
Tippy Doodle February 02, 2014 at 09:44 AM
@ Remember when: Hopefully it will force them to lower their prices for the junk that is sold on the streets.....or go find something else to sell to rip people off. In the dispensary YOU get to choose what you want to buy and how much you want to spend. For medicinal purposes only of course.
morlamweb February 02, 2014 at 12:10 PM
I have no problem with a legalized, regulated, and of course taxed, marijuana dispensary setting up shop in Milford. It's not going to add to drug problems in town. People who want to smoke that stuff have done so for a long time. I know, not from personal experience, but from the strong smell of MJ wafting around my neighborhood sometimes in the summer. It's strong enough that one probably could feel some effects if one breathed deeply enough. @Milford Senior Man: people in Milford already can get stoned if they want to, just by obtaining the drug through illegal channels. Will there be some abuse of the dispensary system? Probably; that's part of human nature. But as long as it's as controlled as can be and the state & town get their cut of the revenue, then I have no problem with it.
Mr Nobody February 02, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Milford is going to get a Medical Marijuana Dispensary because this proves that Milford has the most scum living in this town
morlamweb February 03, 2014 at 08:00 AM
@Mr Nobody: what a ridiculous comment! What does a medical marijuana dispensary have to do with the "scum" in town? And how do you define "scum": human beings who don't look and think just like you? Does that justify you calling them scum, dehumanizing them?

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