New England News
5:22 pm
Fri November 22, 2013

MA Releases Locations of Potential Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

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Massachusetts health officials have released a list of the 100 applicants that are seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries for medical use.

The applications were posted Friday on the web site of the Department of Public Health, along with the cities and towns where the applicants hope to locate the facilities.

The voter-approved state law allows for up to 35 dispensaries around the state, with at least one and no more than five in any one county. There are five sites proposed for Berkshire County, three for Franklin, and four in both Hampshire and Hampden counties. The department hopes to award the licenses early next year.

The law provides access to marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.