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Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Proposed In Springfield,Mass


Nine bids have been submitted to open what would be the first medical marijuana dispensary in Springfield, Massachusetts.

Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno said the proposals will be reviewed by a committee he formed that includes representatives from the police, health and building code departments.

"They'll be getting into all the crossing of the t's and dotting of the i's," said Sarno. " How exactly that dispensary retail front would run."

A medical marijuana dispensary in Springfield would also need to secure a license from the state health department before it could open.

Since voters approved medical marijuana in 2012, the state has licensed just four treatment centers. The only one in western Massachusetts opened last September in Northampton.

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