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Governor Baker looking at changes with legislators

Baker, in a filing letter to the Legislature, said the bill includes “a number of minor amendments and corrections to the statutes regulating adult use marijuana and medical use marijuana in the Commonwealth.”

“The proposed sections are designed to clarify and simplify the administration of certain provisions of the marijuana laws, while continuing to adhere to the intent of the Massachusetts voters and the General Court,” Baker wrote, explaining that the changes were developed in consultation with the Cannabis Control Commission.
Among the tweaks to the legal marijuana law is language to clarify that edible marijuana products will not be exempt like other food from the sales tax and that all background checks required under the law shall include fingerprinting, to give communities more flexibility in how they allocate host community payments from pot retailers and to spell out a local initiative petition process for towns considering on-premise consumption of marijuana.