Last November, voters of four states, including Massachusetts and Nevada, legalized marijuana. On July 1, licensed retail stores in Nevada opened their doors to adult customers, and the state began collecting revenue, aiming to raise a fresh $70 million over the next two years. Their biggest problem so far has been an inventory shortage.
Meanwhile, the Massachusetts Legislature, after steadfastly ducking marijuana law reform for decades, extended implementation dates, and has been dithering over how to fix something that isn’t broken. By now the governor and treasurer should have made the necessary appointments who would be close to providing business guidance to aspiring entrepreneurs, and safe and legal access to consumers. [Read More at The Boston Globe]