Merely hours after polls closed on Nov. 8, 2016, leaders on Beacon Hill started talking about ways they might alter the ballot question that made marijuana legal for adult use in Massachusetts. In December, without notifying all members, a couple of lawmakers voted to delay the beginning of retail sales. Now, as a fresh session commences, Senate and the House leaders have filed dozens of bills that will make important changes in the recreational marijuana law.
Here is a summary of key points in bills filed by Sen. Jason Lewis and Rep. Hannah Kane.
Possession: It’s now legal to have up to 1 oz of marijuana in public and up to 10 oz at home. Bills filed by Lewis and Kane would keep the public limitation of up to 1 oz, but at home, the limitation would fall from 10 oz to to 2 oz.