By Shira Schoenberg |

BOSTON — The Cannabis Control Commission on Thursday approved the first retail license for an independent marijuana store not affiliated with a larger medical marijuana company.The commission gave a final license to Caroline Frankel to open Caroline’s Cannabis in Uxbridge.“We’re taking it from a mom and pop perspective,” Frankel said. “All we’ve seen (so far) is big business.”All nine retail stores open in Massachusetts to date are affiliated with companies that operate medical marijuana dispensaries. They generally have their own operations for growing marijuana and manufacturing products.Frankel applied only for a retail license. She plans to buy her products wholesale from other cultivators and product manufacturers.

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