Marijuana milestone as Mass. issues first recreational pot license

 —John Locher/Associated Press/File 2017

The recreational marijuana era is officially underway in Massachusetts.

Officials at the Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday afternoon granted the state’s first-ever recreational marijuana license to a cultivation facility in Milford operated by Sira Naturals.

The unanimous decision by the agency’s five commissioners is a major milestone in the long process of implementing the state’s commercial marijuana market, which voters approved in a November 2016 ballot referendum.