Massachusetts Approves State’s First Recreational Marijuana Business License
The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission voted unanimously yesterday to approve the state’s first-ever recreational marijuana business license.
The commission approved granting the license to Sira Naturals, a marijuana cultivation facility (located in Milford). The company currently grows medical marijuana.
“We’re very excited about it and we are going to work very, very hard to continue our tradition of providing premium cannabis sustainably grown and sold with integrity,” said Sira Naturals CEO Michael Dundas following the commission’s approval of his company’s license.
Following yesterday’s meeting Steven Hoffman, Cannabis Control Commission Chairman, said that “Even though this is a significant milestone”, he wants “to stress it’s the beginning, not the end”. The commission is expected to reviews dozens more applications in the coming days.
Sira Naturals was granted a tier-3 license, allowing them to grow between 10,000 – 20,000 square feet. Although they can’t sell what they grow to consumers, they can sell it to licensed marijuana retail outlets, who in turn will supply it to anyone 21 and older who wishes to purchase it.