FUNDING GAP LOOMS AS EARLY ISSUE FOR MARIJUANA COMMISSION
By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
BOSTON, SEPT. 12, 2017.....With the Cannabis Control Commission's work of standing up a legal marijuana market in Massachusetts now underway, the group that backed legalization on the ballot said the commission has to start pressuring the governor and Legislature for more money.
The commission held its first business meeting Tuesday, after which Yes on 4 coalition spokesman Jim Borghesani said the group's first order of business should be making sure they have the financial resources they need to implement the marijuana law on time.
"They have to start the pressure right away on the Legislature and the governor to make sure they get the funding that they need," Borghesani, who also represents the Marijuana Policy Project, said.
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