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TREASURER WARNS OF MISSED DEADLINES IF POT OVERSIGHT GIVEN TO NEW AUTHORITY [+MEDIA]

By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, MARCH 20, 2017.....Shifting the responsibility for overseeing the sprouting legal marijuana industry away from the Treasury would result in Massachusetts missing the already-delayed deadlines for licensure and the start of retail business, the treasurer said Monday.

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said her office has been working for 15 months towards implementing a legal marijuana marketplace and that taking oversight away from her office now would further delay legal sales.


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