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- CCC Massachusetts
- Massachusetts Seed to Sale License Types
- Cultivation Registration in Massachusetts
Massachusetts officially legalized recreational marijuana in 2016, and the Commonwealth now utilizes Metrc as its cannabis regulating system. While the role of Metrc in Massachusetts is similar to many other states that utilize the same system, there are several state-specific cultivation and regulation laws to be aware of.
Here’s a detailed look into the licensing process required to open a dispensary or other type of cannabis company in Massachusetts and how Metrc regulates these specific laws.
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The Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) in Massachusetts was created to safely, equitably, and effectively implement and administer the laws enabling access to medical and adult use of marijuana within the Commonwealth. Following Chapter 334 of the 2017 Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act, the CCC now controls all of the various license types and marijuana establishments possible to obtain or open within the state.
There are multiple different types of licenses available for Massachusetts seed to sale, each with their own requirements and application fees depending on the role. These license types include:
The CCC Massachusetts offers applicants the opportunity to obtain a wide range of license types, including cultivators, craft marijuana cooperatives, product manufacturers, retailers, research facilities, independent testing laboratories and standard laboratories, transporters, and microbusinesses.
Regarding commercial cannabis licensing, the initial application costs $3,000 plus an additional $10,000-$15,000 depending on which type of license you’re applying for.
Here are the steps for manufacturing and cultivation registration in Massachusetts:
To apply for a license, visit their website or use the online application system.