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A Guide To Marijuana Legalization In Massachusetts

By Dani Kass (October 4, 2017, 3:00 PM EDT) -- Massachusetts residents in November voted to legalize recreational marijuana in the state, and since then attorneys have been keeping an eye on how to have retail businesses ready to run when license applications open next spring.

Building off of the voter initiative, called Question 4, the state legislature created a law to legalize marijuana for adults, which the governor signed in late July. Then in September, the membership of the five-person Cannabis Control Commission — which will create the regulations these businesses will need to follow — was finalized, meaning the state is finally ready to hammer out the details of...

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