Mass. Senate passes marijuana bill

6/22/17–The Massachusetts Senate passed a bill Thursday making targeted adjustments to the voter-mandated marijuana legalization law, but differing starkly from a more extensive replacement measure approved by the House just a day earlier. Senators voted 30-5 in favor of their version. Legislative leaders have vowed to send a bill to Governor Charlie Baker by next Friday to allow retail shops to open by July 2018. Read