Recreational marijuana stores are opening with greater frequency now across Massachusetts. However, there are none so far in the largest city in western Massachusetts. The Springfield City Council will soon weigh approving four cannabis stores.
With public schools in Massachusetts and elsewhere coming up on spring breaks, a national public health campaign is urging parents to use the time to talk to children about underage drinking and drug use.
Starting July 1st, the sale of marijuana will be legal at licensed stores in Massachusetts. But there won’t be any pot shops open then – or likely for many months after that date – in the largest city in western Massachusetts.
A final set of regulations has been written to govern the burgeoning marijuana industry in Massachusetts. It sets the stage for the start of retail pot sales on July 1st. But it is unknown how many marijuana stores will open in the state then and where.
A bill to overhaul the voter-approved marijuana law in Massachusetts is on Governor Charlie Baker’s desk. With his expected signature, the clock will start ticking toward legal retail marijuana sales in Massachusetts beginning in less than one year.