BOSTON (AP) — Gov. Charlie Baker says he remains worried about the impact of legalizing recreational marijuana in Massachusetts, but hopes a set of new rules will address many of his concerns.
The Republican signed a bill on Friday that overhauls the marijuana law that voters approved in November. Baker strongly opposed the ballot question, but says he’s committed to carrying out the will of voters to establish a legal market for the drug.
Baker also told reporters that he’s willing to provide marijuana regulators with more funding to implement the law, if they need it.
Legalization advocates have complained that the $2 million appropriated for the Cannabis Control Commission in the state budget is far short of what’s needed to get pot shops up and running in the state by next year.