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Massachusetts regulators close medical marijuana dispensary for violations

, Massachusetts regulators close medical marijuana dispensary for violations

A Massachusetts medical cannabis dispensary is closed until it corrects a dozen violations found by state regulators during surprise inspections Jan. 31 and Feb. 1.

Mass Wellspring, in the town of Acton about 25 miles west of Boston, did not return calls from Marijuana Business Daily seeking comment.

It was not clear how the dispensary intended to address the violations, which related to storage, security and recordkeeping.

The Cannabis Control Commission ordered Mass Wellspring on Feb. 7 to “cease and desist from cultivating, processing and dispensing” medical marijuana “until the Commission rescinds or amends the order or … takes final action on any related pending complaint and issues a final decision.”

The violations included:
  • Storing marijuana products outside of approved safe and vault areas.
  • Storing secondary vaults in unapproved lab rooms, cure rooms and patient consultation rooms.
  • Inadequate security-camera coverage in the vault room and outside the facility.
  • Inadequate alarm coverage.
  • Obtaining wholesale cannabis that lacked labeling and test results.
  • Disposing of cannabis without proper records.
  • Failing to maintain a visitor log.

It’s unclear how many medical marijuana patients Wellspring served.

The business has applied for a recreational cannabis license, according to state records.

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