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MARIJUANA COMMISSION NEEDS $10 MIL BUDGET, TREASURER SAYS

[Story Developing] Time and money are critical to efforts in Massachusetts to build out its legal marijuana market, Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said Monday, and the body that is for now supposed to oversee the industry is expected to require an annual budget of $10 million beginning next fiscal year.

The first person to testify before the new Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, Goldberg detailed how her office has worked over the last 15 months to study how other states implemented legal marijuana and to prepare Massachusetts for legal sales of the drug.


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