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The House And The Senate Still At Odds Over Massachusetts Marijuana Bill12:59
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Marijuana for sale is displayed at Reef Dispensaries Thursday in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)
Marijuana for sale is displayed at Reef Dispensaries Thursday in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)
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House and Senate lawmakers are trying to come to an agreement on how to change the state's voter-approved law which legalizes marijuana for recreational use.

The Senate bill stays true to the ballot question, with a total of 12 percent tax rate. The House measure more than doubles the rate, to 28 percent.

Another difference the two parties have is the local input. The Senate, sticking to the voter-approved language, wants to keep the current law, where cities or towns can hold a referendum on whether or not to ban recreational marijuana businesses. The House version would allow municipal leaders to decide whether to ban marijuana businesses.

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Steve Brown, WBUR State House reporter. He tweets @wbursteve.

This segment aired on June 30, 2017.

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