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Stores soon?

The chairman noted that such a vote will only take place if the commission’s inspection team approves the facility and finds that it comports to the law and the agency’s regulations.

“We’re going to go out there and the reason we’re doing the inspection is to make sure everything is in place,” he said. “If they’re not in place, obviously we’re going to have to go back again.”

The commission had hoped to launch the retail marijuana industry in Massachusetts by July 1 but did not meet that target. Since then, Hoffman and commission officials have refused to provide an updated timeline for when consumers will be able to legally buy marijuana.

On Thursday, Hoffman again declined to provide a target date and said he has been telling people stores will open in “late summer/early fall.”