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Seminars set on new marijuana law

Massachusetts and Colorado attorneys are planning a series of seminars aimed at helping potential patients and business owners understand Massachusetts’ new medical marijuana law. The lawyers will explain the process of applying for, opening, and running a medical marijuana business, including sharing best practices from Colorado and other states.

The first seminar, scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender St., Cambridge, will also cover how people with debilitating health conditions can become legal medical marijuana patients.

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The Massachusetts law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, calls for the state Department of Public Health to allow up to 35 marijuana dispensaries statewide.

“With 17 other medical marijuana states to learn from, Massachusetts medical marijuana businesses have the opportunity to be some of the most effective and responsible treatment centers in the country,” said Shaleen Title, an attorney who directs the Massachusetts office of Vicente Sederberg, a national medical marijuana law firm that specializes in business law, licenses, permits, and compliance.

Jenn Abelson can be reached at abelson@globe.com.
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