Boston, MA - The seventh and eighth recreational marijuana shops have now been cleared to open in Massachusetts. According to the Cannabis Control Commission, the earliest these stores will be able to open is this Saturday, January 12, 2019. This message was announced Tuesday evening.

The appropriate regulators finally issued commence operations for Temescal Wellness to open up in Massachusetts. The marijuana shop will operate out of two locations, 10 Callahan Drive in Pittsfield and 252 Coolidge Street in Hudson. As of now, both locations are already operating under a medical marijuana license. They’ll be able to now broaden their horizons by selling recreational marijuana this upcoming Saturday.

According to all CCC reports and documents, Temescal Wellness was granted provisional licenses on September 20, 2018. The Hudson location was inspected on October 16, 2018 and the Pittsfield location was inspected on October 18, 2018. Both sites received their final licensure on December 13, 2018.

On November 20, 2018, the first recreational marijuana shop opened up in Massachusetts. Since then, a total of five recreational marijuana shops have opened. The following towns are where the stores are located: Easthampton, Northampton, Leicester, Salem, and Wareham. Another store, located in Great Barrington, is said to open on Friday, January 11, 2018.

As of now, the Cannabis Control Commission is getting into the rhythm of approving proposed pot shops. So much so that the CCC is predicting an approximate four to eight new stores opening each month for the year of 2019.

The CCC is said to meet tonight for another proposal, where two more licenses are said to be approved for the Temescal Wellness group. If all goes well and the approval goes through, Temescal Wellness will be allowed to grow approximately 10,000 square feet of marijuana. The business will also be allowed to produce marijuana products at its primary growing location at 141 SW Cutoff in Worcester.

After final licensure is approved, marijuana shops typically take anywhere from three to five weeks to officially open. If these go through tonight, February will be seeing two more marijuana shops.