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More than 100 seek to open medical marijuana shops

More than 100 applicants filed requests Thursday for a license to operate a medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts, but nearly two-thirds may ultimately be turned away. Under the state law approved by voters last November, the state may license up to 35 dispensaries this year.

“We’re glad that it was a highly competitive process,” said Cheryl Bartlett, commissioner of the Department of Public Health. “It will ensure patients access to the medical use of marijuana in the Commonwealth.”

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