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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. 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.


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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