Looks like marijuana advocates worried that the new legal pot law wouldn’t start on time can exhale after all.

Secretary of State William Galvin now says that votes from the November election will be certified in time for the new law to take effect on December 15, the start date outlined in the ballot question voters approved 53 to 46.

A spokesman for his office tells the State House News Service that the Governor’s Council will not, as some had feared, have to delay final approval until after the New Year.

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Spencer Buell ~ Boston Daily via BostonMagazine.com ~