Massachusetts OKs two cannabis testing labs, clearing way for adult-use sales

Massachusetts regulators on Thursday issued final licenses to two marijuana-testing laboratories, paving the way for the launch of the Bay State’s much-delayed recreational cannabis program.

Rec sales are expected to begin within weeks. The market had been scheduled to launch July 1.

According to, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission granted licenses to:

  • MCR Labs in Framingham
  • CDX Analytics in Salem

The two labs already are testing products for the state’s medical marijuana industry and earlier had been granted provisional licenses to test rec products.

Retail cannabis products must be tested by a licensed lab before they can be sold.

Earlier this month, state regulators issued final licenses to two retail stores.

Massachusetts regulators also gave preliminary approval to a number of adult-use MJ licenses Thursday, including:

  • East Coast Organics in Leicester – cultivation and processing
  • Caroline’s Cannabis in Uxbridge – retail
  • Commonwealth Cultivation in Pittsfield – cultivation
  • Curaleaf Massachusetts in Webster and Oxford – cultivation, processing and retail
  • Theory Wellness in Great Barrington – retail

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3 comments on “Massachusetts OKs two cannabis testing labs, clearing way for adult-use sales
  1. DJF on

    And we are supposed to jump for joy on this? Stop giving us crumbs and start approving and moving things along at a more rapid pace. Understaffed? Get more staff. The tax payers are waiting here, and have been for a long time, as are the towns and cities that are expecting this revenue. Oh, yeah, and the people who WANT to buy are getting irritated. As the Patriots say, Do Your Job!

  2. Brad Cole on

    Hey Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission – stop jerking us around, stop creating excuses, and roll out recreational sales. You are all a bunch of useless hacks. A plan should have been rolled out in a few months, you aholes delayed it for years.

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