The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) issued its first recreational marijuana business license, granting Sira Naturals of Milford the privilege of growing the Bay State’s first legal crops in the nascent adult-use market.

According to concurrent reports from Mass Live and WWLP News, the CCC met Thursday to vote on the inaugural license, leading to unanimous approval of Sira Naturals’ proposed 20,000-square-foot indoor cultivation center. Sira Naturals, an established Massachusetts medical marijuana producer, has also applied for permits to research and transport legal weed, but has not been approved for either of those distinct licenses.

It’s been nearly two years since Bay State voters legalized recreational cannabis, but this week’s licensing update signals the true start of legal weed on the East Coast. Sira Naturals is now responsible for growing the first commercial ganja plants east of Colorado.

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