Chart: Licensing bottlenecks hamper growth of Massachusetts MMJ program

By Eli McVey Still reeling from a sluggish start statewide, Massachusetts’ medical marijuana program also is hindered by local-level licensing bottlenecks that have allowed just a handful of dispensaries to open to serve nearly 35,000 MMJ patients throughout the state. According to data from the Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services, the state’s MMJ program has added more than 15,000 patients since January 2016. Yet only five additional dispensaries became operational over the same period. That means a substantial number of patients who’ve received recommendations are unable to purchase MMJ, because many still don’t live near one ... Chart: Licensing bottlenecks hamper growth of Massachusetts MMJ program is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs