The licenses are provisional and final licenses will come after inspections conducted by commission staff make sure the facilities meet state and local regulations.
Alternative Therapies Group, which in 2015 opened the state’s first medical marijuana dispensary in Salem, is seeking to operate a retail pot shop in Amesbury.
New England Treatment Access is looking to operate retail pot shops in Northampton and Brookline, where the company has medical marijuana dispensaries.
The commission in June gave provisional approval to Cultivate, a company that operates a medical marijuana dispensary and is seeking to operate a retail pot shop in Leicester.
On Thursday, the commission did not have any approvals for testing lab licenses on the agenda. Marijuana products must be tested before getting sold.