A group of Massachusetts companies and consumers sued Gov. Charlie Baker (R) for his refusal to allow REC shops to open.In addition to five companies, the named plaintiffs include Stephen Mandile, an Army veteran who fears losing his federal benefits if he applies for a MED card.
- Baker, who opposed REC legalization, has said open shops would attract visitors from out of state, despite REC advocates saying sales could be limited to Massachusetts residents.
- The suit came despite regulators allowing some REC businesses to supply MED shops.
- The state will also require cannabis companies to file a report with the state when an employee tests positive for Covid.
- More people in Massachusetts are acquiring MED cards.
- In Arizona, the state’s Republican administration could kill November’s expected REC ballot initiative.