Medical Marijuana

Applicants Compete for Limited MA Medical Marijuana Licenses

The Bay State will find a way to screw it up

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Leaders of New England Treatment Access are counting on strong finances and industry experience in other states to win state approvals for the medical marijuana dispensaries they are planning in Brookline, Northampton, and New Bedford.

Jonathan Napoli, owner of a Roxbury gardening store and founder of The Hempest clothing shops, is hoping meanwhile that his record as a local businessman will help his team secure licenses to operate in Boston, Dennis, and Salem under the name Planting Hope.

The two groups' proposals are among 181 applications competing for up to 35 dispensary licenses the state may issue under the medical marijuana law approved by voters in November.