Massachusetts delays start of recreational cannabis sales

Massachusetts lawmakers have decided to push back the opening of recreational marijuana stores by six months, dealing a blow to the state’s adult-use industry and raising concerns about the possibility of additional delays going forward.

Under a legalization measure approved by residents last month, the first rec shops in Massachusetts were slated to open in January 2018.

But a handful of House and Senate lawmakers who showed up for informal sessions Wednesday voted to postpone the industry’s launch until June 2018.

Legislators said the…

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