Keller @ Large: Picking Apart The New Pot Bill « CBS Boston

BOSTON (CBS) — The Massachusetts House and Senate completed work on their new recreational marijuana bill last week, coming to a compromise on tax rates and the path by which individual communities can ban pot sales.

The two heads of the Mass. legislature’s Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy, Sen. Pat Jehlen of Somerville and Rep. Mark Cusack of Braintree, sat down with WBZ political analyst Jon Keller to talk about what’s in the new law.

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Sen. Pat Jehlen and Rep. Mark Cusack. (WBZ-TV)

Keller mentioned that the bill has some of the nation’s strictest regulations and extensive bureaucracy.

“We do set up a bureaucracy, but you need that,” said Cusack. “This is going to be a potentially billion-dollar industry here in Massachusetts. So what we did in the

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