Massachusetts: Hundreds seek one of 35 licenses to enter business of medical marijuana

(AP) – Now that health officials have released draft regulations for the new medical marijuana industry in Massachusetts, hundreds of people are getting down to the business of trying to get one of only 35 licenses the state will grant to run marijuana dispensaries.
 
More than 300 people showed up Wednesday to hear a pitch from Dr. Bruce Bedrick, one of at least a half dozen consultants who have set up shop in Massachusetts in hopes of getting a share of the business.

Bedrick’s company guides people through the application process for dispensaries and also makes a dispensing system for the treatment centers that will provide medical marijuana to patients.
 
Massachusetts voters in November approved the legalization of medical marijuana for people with cancer, AIDS, Parkinson’s and other serious health conditions.

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