Adult-Use Applications and Licenses
State law requires the adult-use cannabis industry in Massachusetts to include participation by small and large participants. The Cannabis Control Commission offers applicants of all sizes the opportunity to contribute through a wide range of licenses types, including cultivators, craft marijuana cooperatives, product manufacturers, retailers, research facilities, independent testing laboratories and standard laboratories, transporters, and microbusinesses.
Additional datasets can be found in our Data Catalog.
Please note that all data is self-reported.
Application and License Review
Pending Application: an application in which all four packets have been submitted and is pending a completeness review or third-party responses.
Provisionally Approved Application: an application that has been considered and approved by the Commission but is pending the required licensure fee.
Provisional License: a license that confirms a Marijuana Establishment is provisionally approved and in the inspectional phase.
Final License: a license that demonstrates a Marijuana Establishment is in compliance with applicable laws and regulations following an inspection.
Status of Applications Opened
Total Applications Under Review by Type
Licenses Awarded by Type
Massachusetts state law requires priority licensing review of Registered Marijuana Dispensaries who serve patients under the Medical Use of Marijuana Program, as well as defined Economic Empowerment Applicants who have demonstrated residency in, or experience or business practices that promote economic empowerment in, communities disproportionately impacted by marijuana enforcement.