November 7, 2017

Cannabis Commission requests $7.5M for FY18, industry rollout

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The CCC wants $7.5M to start rolling out the state's new marijuana industry.

The Cannabis Control Commission is asking the Legislature for $7.5 million in the current fiscal year so that it can write regulations and launch a legal marijuana industry in Massachusetts.

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The commission’s request, submitted to the legislative leaders and the governor’s administration on Thursday, includes $3.6 million in operating funds and another $3.9 million in capital funds.

“This is adequate, in our opinion, to do the job we have been appointed to do,” chairman Steven Hoffman said. “There is no fluff in this budget.”

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