Andrew Lelling, A Former Federal Prosecutor Who’s Now U.s.

But the state’s Cannabis Control Commission has proposed that pot also be sold through licensed delivery services, at cannabis “bars,” and even at yoga studios, movie theaters and restaurants. Those medical-pot operators believe the state’s multiple delivery options will invite additional scrutiny and perhaps intervention by federal authorities. Andrew Lelling, a former federal prosecutor who’s now U.S. attorney for the District of Massachusetts, has indicated he hasn’t ruled out bringing cases against state-licensed marijuana operations. Legalized pot supporters will say medical marijuana owners want to limit the competition, which is true. However, they do make a compelling argument. And if the concerns raised by these two groups and others lead to a rewrite of the commission’s policies, then so be it. Better to delay the opening of pot shops now to avoid future legal roadblocks. The News Service reported than even commission Chairman Steven Hoffman agrees with that approach.

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