Applications for recreational marihuana opened Friday. The state told Crain's that 52 came in on the first day.
A handful of applicants have already been prequalified — the first step of a two-part process that involves a background check and basic vetting. One of those approvals was for an applicant who qualified for the state's social equity program.
[Andrew Brisbo, executive director of the Marijuana Regulatory Agency], said he expects the first license to be issued before the end of November and adult-use retail sales to start by the end of the first quarter next year.
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