State Senate report: There should be limits to recreational marijuana if made legal

The 118-page report is set for release on Tuesday.

Massachusetts legislators toured the RiverRock Cannabis marijuana facility in Denver in January.
Massachusetts legislators toured the RiverRock Cannabis marijuana facility in Denver in January. –Bob Pearson / The Boston Globe

A state Senate report set for release on Tuesday will convey “serious concerns’’ about the possibility of legalizing marijuana for recreational use in Massachusetts, reports The Boston Globe.

Ahead of a November ballot initiative that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana if approved, a nine-member Special Senate Committee on Marijuana interviewed 75 experts and spent a week in Colorado, where recreational marijuana sales are allowed.

In the 118-page report, the committee recommends that Massachusetts outlaw home-grown marijuana, ban some marijuana-infused edible products because of their appeal to children, and place a significant tax on marijuana and related product sales, the report will say.

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Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh argued against legalizing marijuana in a recent Globe opinion piece .

Read the full story in the Globe.

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