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Alternative Therapies Group Inc. plans to open a retail shop and medical marijuana dispensary at 107 Elm St., formerly a Party Store.

The state Cannabis Control Commission toured ATG’s site Aug. 7 and documents show that it granted the Salem-based company its final license to open to the public soon after.

ATG Executive Director Chris Edwards confirmed Monday his company is awaiting a notice from the commission so it can open for business.

Edwards said a notice to commence full operations typically comes with a three-day waiting period before the approved shop can open but since his Salisbury location has only been approved for recreational sales, the waiting period may not apply.

“We could have a green light as soon as this week,” he said.

Edwards said his company has worked with the Salisbury Police Department to develop a comprehensive launch plan, which Chief Thomas Fowler confirmed.

“We have been working with them, right from the very beginning,” Fowler said. “We don’t have a date yet on when they are going to open. But we feel it is relatively soon.”