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Milford Advances to 'Inspection Phase' for Opening a Marijuana Dispensary

The state DPH selected 11 communities to move closer to opening dispensaries.

Milford has been selected as one of 11 communities in Massachusetts to advance to an "inspection phase" as it moves closer to opening a medical marijuana dispensary, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health announced Friday.

The chosen communities successfully completed a "verification phase," which included enhanced background checks and information verification. As a result of those background checks, the DPH has cut out nine of 20 communities that were initially awarded licenses to open a dispensary after it performed enhanced background checks. More than 100 groups applied for licenses throughout the state. 

With Friday's announcement, the 11 applicants would bring 97 percent of the state's population within 30 miles of a Registered Marijuana Dispensary, according to the DPH. 

"This process is designed to ensure only the highest quality applicants advance to meet the patient access and public safety needs of the Commonwealth," Karen van Unen, executive director of DPH’s Medical Use of Marijuana Program, said in a statement. "Those advancing have passed comprehensive background checks and investigative reviews. Prior to opening, each must comply with all inspection and municipal requirements."

For more information, head over to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health >>

Jim Calarese June 28, 2014 at 09:44 AM
If this goes through won't it increase the welfare rolls by putting all the little dealers out of business?
K. June 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM
Smoke that pot! Use whatever excuse you want to do those drugs. I'd buy into the "Pot healed me!" aspect if the same people weren't arguing against pot that doesn't make you high, or just THC in pill form. So, go for it; do whatever it takes to get you high and out of the economy. The result is less competition between collage applicants, and jobs for my kids. Sure, the USA is going into the crapper, but the world isn't as large as it used to be and working as an expat is extremely lucrative. HAHA, pot heads...do those drugs!
Tyler Collins June 30, 2014 at 07:38 AM
Right... I guess small children who suffer from epilepsy are also potheads who have no chance of getting into college. Not like current college students are hooked on heroin and cocaine and binge drinking at parties, sometimes OD'ing to death. Your disingenuous scoff remarks are harmful to those that deserve medical marijuana licenses. Like, you know, children with cancer and men and women with HIV. But keep on keeping on, man, and drink that anti-government dissident kool-aid BS.

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