Massachusetts marijuana law will take effect as scheduled

Vote count will be certified in time for it to take effect on December 15

FILE-In this Friday, April 22, 2016 file photo, a marijuana bud is seen at a medical marijuana facility in Unity, Maine. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty, File)

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.

Assuming the results are officially certified by the council, the law will take effect as scheduled the following day.

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.

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.

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