Confusion surrounds implementation of recreational pot law

First of three parts

BOSTON – Conflicting proposals from state lawmakers to implement the recreational marijuana law voters passed last fall has left Massachusetts cities and towns struggling to cope with confusion, and calls into question whether the regulated industry will be in place by next summer.  

And that’s before lawmakers deal with signals from Washington, D.C., that the Trump administration may enforce an overall federal ban on marijuana sale and use.

The state legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy  and the treasurer’s office are leading the effort to more at