BOSTON -- The Cannabis Control Commission, which is overseeing Massachusetts' recreational marijuana industry, is on track to take over the state's medical marijuana program by the end of the year, according to a recent report submitted to the Legislature.
Massachusetts legalized medical marijuana on the ballot in 2012, and there are currently 42 dispensaries that have been given final approval to open. The Department of Public Health has been overseeing the program.
But under the state law legalizing recreational marijuana, which passed on the ballot in 2016, the Cannabis Control Commission will take the medical program over by 2019. The goal was to avoid having two separate agencies regulating marijuana.
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