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By Colin A. Young

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JAN. 11, 2018.....The Cannabis Control Commission this week tried to make the implementation of the state's legal pot law more clear for cities and towns as the federal government's shifting policy on enforcement of marijuana laws has sewn anxiety and uncertainty in the legal marijuana industry.

The CCC unanimously approved 10 pages of municipal guidance at its meeting Tuesday, intending to give local officials a better sense of how the law came about, what the CCC's role is, what powers municipalities have and what cities and towns can expect once retail marijuana sales begin later this year.

"This does not cover absolutely every issue that is facing municipalities at this time, but does try to get to some of the more basic and fundamental issues they're grappling with as they enter into the spring town meeting season," Commissioner Kay Doyle, who took the lead on the municipal guidance, said Tuesday.

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