Mind You, These Bills Come After State Legislators In December Passed A Law Delaying The Sale Of Recreational Marijuana Products In Approved Retail Dispensaries Until July 2018.

Mind you, these bills come after state legislators in December passed a law delaying the sale of recreational marijuana products in approved retail dispensaries until July 2018. Lewis’s legislation would hit the marijuana industry in four ways, assuming all of his introduced bills are passed. It would reduce the amount of marijuana an adult over the age of 21 could possess in their home from 10 ounces to two ounces, and it would limit the number of marijuana plants that could be grown from 12 per household to six per household. It would delay the ability of pot dispensaries to sell marijuana edible products and massage oils by at least two additional years. Any marijuana products other than the unadulterated plant matter itself would be permanently banned. Cities and town governments would be granted greater power to reject marijuana dispensaries without having to bring a vote to the residents of the city or town. What makes these proposals so difficult for the cannabis industry to accept is that Lewis was a prime opponent of Question 4 during the November election. However, he’s viewed as the top authority of Massachusetts’ recreational marijuana industry and is probably going to be the co-chairman of a marijuana business new Senate-House committee on marijuana. In other words, his bills could have strong sway with regulators. Image source: Getty Images. Of course, not all of the bills Lewis introduced are being critiqued by pro-legalization advocates.

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