The state of Massachussett’s Cannabis Control Commission by mistake has given out priority status to 10 recreational marijuana businesses.

The Commission has blamed the mistake on a fault transcription.

“There are 10 applications that should have been, based on staff review and recommendations… recommended for denial,” explained Cannabis Control Commission Executive Director Shawn Collins.

“They were inadvertently recommended on our approved list. It’s unfortunate. We will be in touch with those applicants to inform them this error did occur.”

Priority status allowed businesses to submit an application for a recreational marijuana license giving them review over other applications when the application process starts on June 1st.

According to the commission, the error was found last week.

“The licensing process will be a bit more complex, like reviewing the operation plan and ensuring this will be a successfully run business and they have the ability to adhere to all our provisions,” said Steve Hoffman, chairman of the commission.

“We will review those one by one. This is transcribing this into one batch… this won’t happen with licensing because we won’t do them in batches we will do them one by one.”

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