MASSACHUSETTS: When I last spoke to Patricia Pellegrino in May, she was waiting impatiently for the medical marijuana dispensary to open on Harrison Street.
Yesterday, I broke the news that it wouldn’t be opening after all.
“You’re kidding,” she said. “Oh, my God. I’m really furious.”
She’s hardly alone in her reaction to this state-regulated dispensary debacle, which has been plagued by politics, ineptitude and bureaucracy ever since voters overwhelmingly authorized two years ago that these facilities be located in Massachusetts.