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The Boston Globe

Health & wellness

181 vie for Mass. medical marijuana dispensary licenses

Leaders of New England Treatment Access are counting on strong finances and industry experience in other states to win state approvals for the medical marijuana dispensaries they are planning in Brookline, Northampton, and New Bedford.

Jonathan Napoli, owner of a Roxbury gardening store and founder of The Hempest clothing shops, is hoping meanwhile that his record as a local businessman will help his team secure licenses to operate in Boston, Dennis, and Salem under the name Planting Hope.

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