BOSTON (AP) — It appears the state’s new recreational marijuana law can take effect next week after all.
A spokesman for Secretary of State William Galvin says his office plans to deliver the official results of the Nov. 8 ballot question to the Governor’s Council for certification on Wednesday.READ MORE: I-Team: High School Failure Rates In Massachusetts Jumped During Pandemic
Assuming the results are officially certified by the council, the law will take effect as scheduled the following day.READ MORE: 'Had A Heart Of Gold': Construction Worker Killed In Newton Identified As Russell Harron
While there was never a doubt that voters had approved the marijuana question, Galvin had previously said his office might not complete its official tally in time for certification by Dec. 15.MORE NEWS: 'I Don't Want To Be A Vigilante': Mikayla Miller's Mother Demands Justice At Hopkinton Rally
When the law takes effect it will be legal for adults 21 and older to possess limited quantities of marijuana for recreational purposes and grow up to a dozen pot plants per household.