Recreational marijuana shops were supposed to open in Massachusetts on July 1, yet here we are — more than a month later — and there are no stores where you can buy it.
State regulators are working on approving business licenses and certifying an independent testing lab.
But things aren't moving along nearly as quickly as promised. Some potential retailers are also facing roadblocks as cities and towns have imposed bans, moratoriums and zoning restrictions on legal marijuana businesses.
So why is this taking so long to figure out? And when can we expect things to be running smoothly?
Jim Smith, attorney at Smith, Costello, and Crawford.
Dan Matthews, chairman of Needham Select Board.
This segment aired on August 14, 2018.