Legislature votes to delay marijuana shops
State lawmakers voted Wednesday morning to delay the opening date for recreational marijuana stores in Massachusetts by half a year — from January to summer 2018.
The extraordinary move, made in informal sessions with just a half-dozen legislators present, would unravel a significant part of the legalization measure passed by 1.8 million voters just last month. About 1.5 million people voted against it.
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