Susan Spencer Telegram & Gazette Staff @SusanSpencerTG

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November 2008

Voters pass a ballot question decriminalizing possession of marijuana.

November 2012

Voters approve a ballot question allowing cannabis to be used for medical purposes.

November 2016

Voters approve a ballot initiative, known as Question 4, making adult-use of recreational marijuana legal in the state.

December 2016

Gov. Charlie Baker signs into law legislation rushed by lawmakers that delayed the sale of marijuana by six months, pushing the date to July 1, 2018.

July 2017

Gov. Baker signs a law overhauling the recreational marijuana regulations. The new law raises the maximum tax rate for retail marijuana sales from 12 percent to 20 percent and changes the process by which municipalities can ban marijuana shops within their borders.

September 2017

Members of the state Cannabis Control Commission are appointed.

March 2018

Marijuana regulations are filed by the CCC.

May 1, 2018

CCC begins accepting applications for cultivation, microbusinesses, craft cooperatives, independent testing labs and lab agents.

June 1, 2018

CCC begins accepting applications for retail, product manufacturers and transport.

July 1, 2018

Licensed retailers can begin selling recreational marijuana.

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