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By Lisa Rough

The Massachusetts State Senate just released a comprehensive report on the possibility of cannabis legalization and the recommendations for a smooth transition for the process. Although the report does not condone legalization, it does recognize the likelihood that voters could approve recreational cannabis on the November ballot through the proposed Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act. The report makes an excellent comparison between the laws already in effect in Colorado and Washington alongside the Massachusetts ballot proposal.

Here are the major takeaways from the report:

1. Minimize the impact on youth

2. Maximum possession limit should be set at 1 ounce of dried cannabis flower

3. Tight restrictions on advertising and marketing

4. An established Cannabis Control Commission would be charged with licensing cultivators and drafting full regulations

5. Home cultivation is unlikely to be permitted, at least initially

MassLive has the full report uploaded on Scribd, available here.

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