Get ready to pack a super legal bowl this weekend. Nine US states have legalized marijuana for adult use, and two of them — Vermont and Massachusetts — cross major milestones this Sunday.
In Massachusetts, there won’t be quite the celebration many were hoping for, as no retail cannabis stores have received their state licenses yet. So it looks like it’ll be more of a soft opening statewide.
And Vermont’s form of legalization doesn’t include retail stores at all. Yet. We’ll see how long state officials hold out while Massachusetts realizes all that cannabis tax money.
There are things you can do starting July 1 that don’t involve retail stores, though. Here’s what becomes available in the two states on Sunday.
Massachusetts has a July 1 deadline to begin recreational sales, and it’s being heralded as a milestone. Many people think that’s when personal cannabis rights kick in as well. Not true. Under Question 4, the legalization measure that passed in Nov. 2016, personal cannabis rights in Massachusetts kicked in on December 15, 2016. In Massachusetts, on July 1,