Even with the licenses in place, it could be up to two months before the Framingham cannabis shops open.
FRAMINGHAM, MA — Framingham on Thursday got a little closer to having its first two recreational cannabis stores. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission approved provisional licenses for retailers Cultivate and Temescal Wellness.
But two stores are not ready to open yet. The stores still have to get final licenses from the cannabis commission, which will happen after state officials inspect the two stores.
Getting a provisional license means the stores have passed major hurdles, however. Both stores have completed host-community agreements with the city of Framingham, and owners have passed background checks, among other strictures.
Temescal Wellness, 665 Cochituate Road, is open to medical marijuana patients right now, but not to the public. The proposed hours for the recreational store are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Saturday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.
Cultivate, 250 Worcester Road, appears ready to open. The store has had a “coming soon” sign outside for months. The proposed hours for the store at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Sunday. Cultivate also operates a second store in Leicester, and has submitted an application to open a third location in Worcester.
Both stores will open within two months of receiving the provisional license, according to state documents.
A third cannabis business, Caregiver-Patient Connection LLC, also received a provisional license Thursday to operate an up to 20,000 square-foot cultivation business. The grow-operation will be located at 61C Tripp St., and business hours will be 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday.
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