The state is expected to approve as many as 35 medical marijuana dispensaries by the end of the week, according to the Associated Press via the Herald.
About 100 groups have applied to the Department of Public Health for the licenses to open medical pot shops around the state, including one in neighboring Needham.
The licenses are being awarded by county, with at least one and no more than five per county.
Wellesley is in Norfolk County, where the following groups have applied for licenses:
Group Name, Name of CEO/ED, City or Town
Baystate Medical Enterprises, Inc., Catherine Cametti, Franklin
Commonwealth BioPharm, Inc., Matthew Clark, Franklin
Ermont, John D. Hudson, Quincy
G2 New England Inc., Fotis Loulourgas, Stoughton
Mass Medicum Corp., Dr. James Kurnick, Holbrook
Middlesex Integrative Medicine, Inc, Nancy J. Khoury, Norwood
New England Apothecary, Inc., Collin Ward, Brookline
New England Treatment Access, Inc., Kevin Fisher, Brookline
New England Wellspring, Inc, Dr. Stefanie Lipton, Needham
The Anita W. Compassion Center, Inc., Jonathan Waxman, Norwood
For official information on medical pot in Massachusetts, visit the state's website on the subject.