File -- In this Sunday, March 25, 2018 file photo Connor Valliere, of Bedford, Mass., smells a sample of cannabis at the New England Cannabis Convention, in Boston. Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. The state's Cannabis Control Commission met Thursday without issuing the first commercial business licenses under the state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law.
File -- In this Sunday, March 25, 2018 file photo Connor Valliere, of Bedford, Mass., smells a sample of cannabis at the New England Cannabis Convention, in Boston. Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. The state's Cannabis Control Commission met Thursday without issuing the first commercial business licenses under the state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law. Steven Senne, File AP Photo
File -- In this Sunday, March 25, 2018 file photo Connor Valliere, of Bedford, Mass., smells a sample of cannabis at the New England Cannabis Convention, in Boston. Prospects for retail pot shops opening for business in Massachusetts by a July 1 target date appear to be dimming. The state's Cannabis Control Commission met Thursday without issuing the first commercial business licenses under the state's voter-approved recreational marijuana law. Steven Senne, File AP Photo

Still no pot shop licenses in state, July 1 target in doubt

June 14, 2018 03:28 PM