Salem shop is third in Massachusetts to offer recreational marijuana sales

Salem MA: 12-15-2018: Salem City Councilor Josh Turiel (cq) made the first ceremonial purchase, at the ATG Marijuana dispensary in Salem.Photo/Jonathan Wiggs Boston Globe staff

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Salem retailer Alternative Therapies Group started selling recreational marijuana this morning, using a reservation system to manage potential crowds of customers.

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The Cannabis Control Commission issued the licenses for two locations for Temescal Wellness as well as Northeast Alternatives in Fall River and Theory Wellness in Great Barrington.

// Worries in Rowley about the pot shop proposed next door

Old Planters of Cape Ann wants to open in the same plaza as a Mexican restaurant and a counseling agency.

// Fall River will reduce payments it seeks from cannabis businesses

Critics, including legislators who drafted the marijuana laws, have accused local officials of routinely shaking down pot companies for payments far in excess of the legal limit.

Carmen Fultz, an employee of Buckeye Relief LLC, sorting the male and female marijuana plants inside a Veg Room, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, in Eastlake. One of Ohio's large-scale medical marijuana cultivators expects to sell the state's first legal pot to licensed dispensaries sometime in December. Buckeye Relief LLC, planted its first seeds July 31 after the state granted the company permission to begin growing pot for Ohio's fledgling medical marijuana industry. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

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