Why a skirmish over pot legalization in Massachusetts is making some progressives paranoid


Glass containers display varieties of marijuana for sale in Boulder, Colo. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

In November, Massachusetts voters decided to make recreational marijuana legal, allowing it to be bought and sold in stores by January 2018. But this week, state lawmakers quietly voted to delay the sale date by at least six months.

The delay has outraged some marijuana-legalization advocates, less so because they’ll have to wait a few months to buy pot and more so because they feel the legislature is trying to subvert the will of the people by fundamentally changing what

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