The controversial recreational marijuana law which got approval by voters in November will be re-written by two state lawmakers. Though Massachusetts law does not permit the sale of marijuanawithout a license,Massachusetts adults can legally use marijuana. State lawmakers are planning to make major changes to the ballot law before retail shops open in 2018.
A new “Committee on Marijuana Policy” has been created by The Massachusetts House and Senate to take a second look at the recreational pot law. Top state leaders have expressed many different concerns, from public safety to the tax structure, to the number of pot plants allowed to grow at home.
Rep. Mark Cusack (D-Braintree) and Sen. Pat Jehlen (D-Somerville) will work together to re-write the recreational marijuana law. Although Jehlensupports legalized pot vocally, Cusack refused to reveal how he voted on the ballot question.
Republican Governor Charlie Baker said that he would like to see a comprehensive bill on his desk by June of this year.