Massachusetts House Poised To Address Marijuana Industry Issues

Michael P. Norton
State House News Service

Proposals dealing with an open container law for marijuana, expanding access to cannabis for veterans, and host community agreements are among the 23 amendments pending to a bill on the House agenda Wednesday.

House Democrats are poised to pass the bill, which aims to provide a way for cities and towns to authorize marijuana cafes, increase equity among the businesses in the growing sector, and add a layer of oversight to guard against unfair host community agreements.

The Senate has already approved its version of the bill, and Democratic legislative leaders appear serious this year about passing a version of the bill, which includes a number of the Cannabis Control Commission’s priorities. Full Text: H 4791 and 23 Amendments</strong>.

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