Members of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws plan to hold a protest outside the Statehouse on Friday.
The activists say the move by the Democratic-controlled Legislature, taken during an informal end-of-year session with only a handful of members present, was “underhanded” and “flies in the face of the will of the voters.”
Republican Gov. Charlie Baker doesn’t seem to agree. He’s called the six-month delay “perfectly appropriate,” though he has yet to sign the bill.
The measure would push back the opening of retail marijuana stores until mid-2018.