Governor Baker Makes Changes to Marijuana Law

Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill into law on Friday which made changes to the state’s voter-approved recreational marijuana law.

The new bill sets up different procedures for cities and towns to follow if they want to restrict marijuana stores, depending on how their residents voted on the November ballot question. Opponents of the bill say the law is vulnerable to a constitutional challenge.

The bill also includes a tax increase of 20% on retail pot sales and expands the oversight structure of the expected marijuana industry.

Sources: Mass Live and WCVB

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