MA treasurer seeks delay in rec cannabis stores opening, tax hike
While Gov. Governor Charlie Baker has promised to implement Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana law “briskly,” State Treasurer Deborah Goldberg said she wants to delay the January 2018 target date for adult-use shops to open and would like to increase the 3.75% marijuana sales tax.
Goldberg’s view is important because – under the recreational marijuana initiative that Massachusetts voters approved 54%-46% – the treasurer is responsible for managing the state’s marijuana industry, including appointing the three members of a Cannabis Control Commission, The Boston Globe reported.
Goldberg suggested that the January 2018 target for sales to begin would be difficult