22 Jun 2017
Massachusetts House would repeal, replace rec marijuana billThe Massachusetts House of Representatives on late Wednesday approved a bill that would repeal and replace the adult-use marijuana law voters passed last November and would more than double the tax rate and require that cannabis business employees be fingerprinted in the process. The state Senate must now work on its own version of the recreational cannabis bill. Once it’s passed, both chambers must then negotiate a compromise bill they hope to send to the governor by July 1. The House bill, which passed 126-28, calls for:
- Raising the tax on retail cannabis sales from 12% to 28%.
- Background checks