Recreational marijuana delays seeding doubt in state budget

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Pot sales in Massachusetts are not going as expected.

The Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation says the slow rollout of recreational marijuana sales in the state is causing doubt on projected state revenue from cannabis taxes. 

The fiscal research group said that the state budget – which was approved by the Legislature on Wednesday – expected $63-million in revenue from the 17-percent state tax on marijuana sales. But that estimate was made earlier this year when it was expected that pot shops would open July 1. 

None have opened so far.

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