Massachusetts marijuana laws got a Statehouse rewrite. Here’s what you need to know


The Massachusetts marijuana law is getting a rewrite.

The state has actually two marijuana laws -- approved by voters -- that Statehouse lawmakers revised, largely behind closed doors.

The medical marijuana law passed in 2012 and the recreational marijuana law passed in 2016.

The 2016 state law broadly legalized recreational marijuana use for adults ages 21 and over. Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.

The revisions are in a bill on Gov. Charlie Baker's desk, awaiting action.

Here's what you need to know about the revisions, based on information provided by lawmakers like state Sen. William Brownsberger and others inside the Statehouse.


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