Go inside a marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts

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Updated: 6:02 AM EDT Jun 21, 2018

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WEBVTT RANDY, ERIKA? RANDY: THANKS. ONLY ON 5 THIS MORNING, WE ARE INSIDE THE COMPANY THAT COULD BE ONE OF THE FIRST IN THE STATE TO SELL POT RECREATIONALLY. ERIKA: THE EYEOPENER’S KATIE THOMPSON IS IN CAMBRIDGE THIS MORNING. KATI KATI WE ARE IN CAMBRIDGE INSIDE THIS COMPANY, EXPECTED TO BE THE FIRST IN MASSACHUSETTS TO RECEIVE A RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA LICENSE. THE CEO IS JOINING ME THIS MORNING. THIS IS REALLY EXCITING BECAUSE WE ARE GETTING A FIRST LOOK INSIDE OF A DISPENSARY. THIS IS ONE OF THREE THAT YOUR COMPANY HAS. WE WILL BE TALKING A LOT ABOUT WHAT TODAY MEANS AS FAR AS RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN MASSACHUSETTS. TALK ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS FOR YOUR COMPANY? >> THIS IS A HISTORIC DAY. THE CANNABIS CONTROL COMMISSION THIS AFTERNOON IS SET VOTE ON THE VERY FIRST RECREATIONAL CANNAB LICENSE IN THE UNITED STATES. WE ARE CROSSING OUR FINGERS THAT WE GET AN AFFIRMATIVE ABOUT. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY MEAN THAT THERE WILL BE CANNABIS AVAILABLE FOR RETAIL SALE QUITE YET. THIS FIRST LICENSE TYPE IS A CULTIVATION LICENSE, WHICH WOULD ALLOW US TO BEGIN THE PROCESS OF CULTIVATING FOR ADULT USE CANNABIS. YOU ARE ALSO ON THE CANNABIS ADVISORY BOARD, SO YOU HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT JULY 1 MEANS. THAT HAS BEEN A DEADLINE THAT IS WHAT THEY WANTED TO GET TO COME BUT WILL THE FLOODGATES OPEN ON THAT DAY? JULY 1 HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ASPIRATIONAL DATE FOR THE COMMISSION. WHAT THEY ARE REALLY CHARGED WITH THE DOING IS CHARGED

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