Applying for a License

The Massachusetts Cannabis Industry Portal (MassCIP) is now open to Economic Empowerment Priority Applicants, RMD Priority Applicants, and Applicants for Cultivation, Microbusiness, Craft Cooperatives, Transport, Independent Testing Labs, and Lab Agents.

Please register for MassCIP and begin the application process at our portal.

Notice: We recommend that applicants use Google Chrome for the best user experience.

License/Certification Application Timeline

April 2:

  • Begin certification application for Priority Applicants
    • Registered Marijuana Dispensaries
    • Economic Empowerment Applicants

April 17:

  • Begin accepting license applications from certified Priority Applicants
    • All license types available

May 1:

  • Open applications for:
    • Cultivation
    • Microbusiness
    • Craft Cooperatives
    • Independent Testing Labs
    • Lab Agents
    • Transport

June 1:

  • Open applications for:
    • Retail
    • Product Manufacturers

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