The Department of Public Health has given three companies provisional approval to open four medical marijuana dispensaries in the state of Massachusetts. Before this, there were only eleven medical marijuana dispensaries working their way through the licensing process in Massachusetts. The four dispensaries are proposed in counties that did not previously have any provisionally approved medical marijuana dispensaries.

Patriot Care Corp., which is currently working on a Lowell dispensary, was approved for dispensaries at 21 Milk Street in Boston and 7 Legion Avenue in Greenfield. Coastal Compassion, Inc.’s proposed facility at 2 Pequod Road in Fairhaven and Mass Medicum Corp.’s on Revolutionary Drive in Taunton were also approved to enter the inspection and permitting phase.

Patients and caregivers are patiently waiting for these MMJ businesses to open. The medical marijuana program of Massachusetts has been an ongoing slow process with zero of the now 15 actually open for business. When opened dispensaries in Massachusetts will be able to provide medical marijuana to patients that have a Massachusetts Marijuana (MMJ) card.

Massachusetts MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD Requirements.

A Massachusetts Marijuana (MMJ) card is an id card issued by the Department of Public Health to a qualifying patient, personal caregiver, or dispensary agent. The Massachusetts Marijuana card shows that a doctor has provided a written certification to the qualifying patient, that the patient has designated the individual as a personal caregiver, or that a medical treatment center has met the terms of law.