RETAIL BAN METHOD, TAX RATES DIFFER IN HOUSE, SENATE POT BILLS
By Colin A. Young
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE
STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 16, 2017.....Neither branch has passed marijuana legislation yet, but all signs point to a conference committee eventually having to iron out details of the tax on marijuana sales, how a town can ban pot facilities and other issues, under the gun of a self-imposed June 30 deadline.
With just two weeks left before that deadline, Sen. Patricia Jehlen, Senate chair of the Marijuana Policy Committee, on Friday evening released a draft of the Senate's bill amending the marijuana legalization ballot law and it includes meaningful differences from the House's version of the legislation.
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