Massachusetts taking applications for pot dispensaries

BOSTON — Massachusetts health officials have launched the application process for nonprofit medical marijuana dispensaries.
A law approved by voters last November allows for up to 35 dispensaries around the state to provide marijuana for people with certified medical conditions such as cancer, Parkinson’s disease and AIDS.
Public Health Commissioner Cheryl Bartlett said her agency has created a ”solid regulatory framework” and is ready to move ahead.
”We are committed to a fully transparent process that respects patient needs while ensuring safe communities,” Bartlett said Friday.
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