June 08, 2018

MassLive: Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker backs Sen. Elizabeth Warren's marijuana bill, urges Capitol Hill leaders to pass the legislation

Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and his counterparts in 12 states on Friday urged Congressional leaders to pass US Sen. Elizabeth Warren's marijuana bill and protect the tax and regulatory structures set up by voters and state lawmakers.

In a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, Baker and his fellow governors noted that 46 states allow the use of medical marijuana and 9 states broadly legalized the controversial substance for recreational use.

The bill filed by Sens. Warren and Cory Gardner (R-Colorado), restores protections and would allow banks to engage with the marijuana businesses, according to supporters.

Read the full story on the MassLive website here.

By:  Gintautas Dumcius
Source: MassLive