Legislature's Marijuana Committee Holding Hearing In Western Masschusetts
A legislative committee that is considering changes to the voter-approved law legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts holds a public hearing Monday in West Springfield.
The Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy is tasked with reviewing dozens of bills legislators have filed to alter the law that made pot possession legal for adults and allows for its eventual sale in licensed stores.
Senator James Welch, a member of the committee, said the will of the voters will be honored.
" There are things we need to work to adjust and implement to make sure the program is safe from a public safety stand point and a public health stand point," Welch said.
Already, the legislature has made one significant change by postponing when retail sales can begin to July 2018.
The public hearing is scheduled for 4 p.m. at West Springfield High School.