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Were DPH officials high when they rated potential marijuana dispensaries?
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Probably not, but it sure seems like it. Massachusetts’ medical marijuana dispensary program was approved by voters in 2012 and allowed for 35 dispensaries statewide to be regulated by the Department of Public Health. Late last month, the department released its list of the first 20 dispensaries awarded “provisional status,” including locations in Newton, Brookline, Cambridge, and two in Boston. Now, the DPH has released all 100 dispensary applications, along with what seem to be “scorecards” for each proposed location. There’s something a bit fishy about these scores though, according to MuckRock, a public records investigation site that specializes in obtaining government documents and data. More