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Though citizens of Maine and Massachusetts voted to legalize recreational marijuana almost 16 months ago, legislative roadblocks mean there is still no legal way to buy or sell it in those states. That has would-be users frustrated. While Massachusetts is expected to provide entrepreneurs’ licenses for recreational storefronts at some point this summer, Maine politicians — most notably Gov. Paul LePage — have stalled recreational sales. The slow-moving process toward a legal marijuana market has led to the growth of gray market sales as a work-around. “There is frustration among advocates and individuals who want to operate marijuana businesses,” said Marijuana Policy Project Executive Director Matt Schweich, who served as the director of the legalization campaigns in Maine and Massachusetts. Stymied legalization process for marijuana opens door to gray market

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