Buy Joints online A FORMER METHODIST church in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, could soon become home to a marijuana retail shop.
“Highminded,” the fourth such store to apply for a license in the town, chose the church for its “discrete location” away from schools, says Alexander Farnsworth, the prospective co-owner. He and Adam Lippes may open one of the first stores in the state; retail establishments for recreational marijuana have been legal since July 1 but none exists yet.
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Furthermore they voted to legalize recreational marijuana for adults 21 years of age and older, and the law officially went into effect on Dec. 15, 2016, allowing for stores as of July. The state’s Cannabis Control Commission has approve five provisional licenses thus far, and those applicants need to meet several other conditions before being allowed to begin adult-use operations, according to the commission.
In addition to the Bay State, eight others – Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Nevada, Oregon, Vermontand Washington – and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana.Buy joints online (By comparison, 30 states plus D.C. have legalized medical marijuana.)
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because hope it leads to jobs and tax revenues. Colorado, the first state to legalize recreational marijuana in November 2012, reported $247,368,473 in tax revenues from marijuana sales for the year 2017. For Massachusetts, the state legislature expects tax revenues to reach $63 million annually. Because retail sales have yet to begin, that figure is unrealistic, says the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation. Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) could not be reach for comment.
This money could be use as a serious investment in communities, says Justin Strekal, political director at the National Organization. This is for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, an advocacy group devote to the legalization of recreational marijuana. “We have seen that it has generate over a billion dollars in tax revenue over the last few years. This year we saw the largest ever amount of money being allocate for new school construction (in Colorado). because a significant amount of that allocated money was from the taxes generated from the sale of marijuana.”