List of medical marijuana dispensary applicants released


BOSTON (AP) - State health officials have released a list of the 100 applicants that are seeking licenses to open marijuana dispensaries for medical use.

The applications were posted Friday on the web site of the Department of Public Health, along with the cities and towns where the applicants hope to locate the facilities.

The voter-approved state law allows for up to 35 dispensaries around the state, with at least one and no more than five in any one county. The department hopes to award the licenses early next year.

The law provides access to marijuana for patients with certain medical conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson's disease.