finally opening; Here’s what you should know By Gintautas Dumcius | Posted November 11, 2018 at 06:40 AM | Updated November 11, 2018 at 08:29 AM1.1k shares6 Comment(Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)By Gintautas Dumcius | MassLiveRetail stores that sell recreational marijuana are anticipated to open in Massachusetts.More than two years after Bay State voters approved a ballot question broadly legalizing recreational marijuana, state regulators have provided final sign-offs to the stores, and all that’s left is the “commence operations” notice.The specific opening dates are still unclear.It’s a milestone for a new industry, as well as a state that once put a captain in the public stocks for kissing his wife on a Sunday. Now Massachusetts has legalized recreational and medical marijuana, and built a resort casino in the western part of the state and a slots parlor on the state border with Rhode Island. Sports betting is a possibility if state lawmakers decided to move ahead next year.For marijuana advocates, regulators, entrepreneurs, and now customers, things are just getting started.

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