Mass. Approves $300k for Cannabis Control Commission Budget

April 3, 2017

BOSTON -- The Massachusetts Legislature has approved spending $300,000 for start-up costs to regulate the nascent marijuana industry. But the process could be held up by bureaucratic details.

The money was included in a supplemental budget that Gov. Charlie Baker signed into law on Tuesday.

However, the money was put in a reserve fund run by the Executive Office of the Administration and Finance, the executive branch office in charge of state money, rather than under Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

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