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JEHLEN TAPPED FOR POT PANEL, LEWIS AND BARRETT GET KEY POSTS [+ LIST]

By Matt Murphy

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, FEB. 15, 2017....A pro-legalization senator will lead the Senate's effort to make changes to the marijuana ballot law after Senate President Stanley tapped Somerville Sen. Patricia Jehlen to lead the new Committee on Marijuana Policy.

Jehlen, who supported the legalization campaign last fall, will take the lead for the Senate as the branch looks to work with the House over the next several months to revamp the new law and review everything from taxes on retail sales of marijuana to local control over the location of pot shops and the potency of edible marijuana products.


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