Marijuana Dispensary Gets High Sign In Salem

January 1, 2015 8:07 AM

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State officials announced yesterday that the first medical marijuana dispensary in Massachusetts has been approved. Specifically, the state Department of Public Health green-lighted a proposal by Alternative Therapies Group (ATG) to open a dispensary at 50 Grove Street in Salem. A spokesman for the Department of Public Health, Scott Zoback, told the press that ATG was the very first to be permitted to open shop because it was the first medical marijuana dispensary to navigate through inspection.

Property in nearby Amesbury has been selected as the cultivation site for the clinic’s marijuana. While the certificate of registration awarded to ATG goes so far as to permit them to grow their own medical marijuana, the entire process takes months. Zoback had no idea when the business would be pre...

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