While it may be a while before the first recreational cannabis sales are made in Massachusetts, the Baker administration is expected to miss a deadline explicitly spelled out in the 2017 marijuana law passed by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Charlie Baker.
One part of the law — Section 61 — directs the state’s secretary of public safety to make a recommendation to the Legislature regarding a statewide system and procedures for civil citations. It also states those recommendations be made “not later than July 1, 2018.”
The report would spell out how the administration feels law enforcement agencies should handle minor infractions of the state’s cannabis laws and regulations.
In the closing hour of business Friday afternoon, less than a day and a half before the deadline, a spokesman for Public Safety Secretary Dan Bennett acknowledged the office won’t meet the deadline. Felix