The Massachusetts Department of Public Health today gave provisional approval to medical-marijuana dispensaries at 364 Boylston St. and 70 Southampton St.
The non-profit operators of the two proposed dispensaries hope to be in operation by this fall.
Good Chemistry of Massachusetts, a subsidiary of a Denver concern, will operate the Boylston Street facility, selling products based on marijuana grown in a warehouse in Worcester.
Green Heart Holistic Health & Pharmaceuticals wants to open near Boston Medical Center, selling products based on marijuana it plans to grown in a warehouse in Amesbury. The entity represents the merger of two earlier bids, both based on work done by an Oakland, CA dispensary network.
In its filing with the state, Good Chemistry said it expected to serve about 900 patients a month - a figure that assumed the state would approve four dispensaries in Suffolk County, when the actual number was just two.
Green Heart said it expects to serve about 50 patients a day at the outset.
Both expect revenues of several million dollars a year once fully ramped up - but add the cost of their marijuana will decline as well. Good Chemistry said it will likely charge around $12.50 a gram its first year, but that that should drop to $9 by its third year in operation.
In addition to the Boston proposals, the state also approved dispensaries at 1416 Beacon St. (at Summit Avenue) in Brookline and 216 Ricciuti Dr. in Quincy.