Legislature Works Late To Pass Pot Bill

posted by John Baibak - 

The Massachusetts House is giving its  approval to a major rewrite of the citizen-crafted law legalizing  recreational marijuana.  

The House bill raises the tax rate on marijuana  retail sales from twelve-percent to 28-percent.  

The measure would also  put decisions on whether to ban marijuana shops in the hands of local  leaders, not local voters.  

The Senate is expected to approve a weaker  marijuana reform bill today.

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