This week the Senate and the House of Representatives will be debating legislation regarding the recreational use, regulation and taxation of marijuana. The House will consider its version of this legislation on Wednesday, June 21 and the Senate will be meeting Thursday, June 22. Given the probability of substantial differences between each chamber’s version of the bill, a conference committee will most likely be needed to reconcile these differences into a final piece of legislation. Such a committee is comprised of three members of the House and three members of the Senate.
Here are some helpful links:
Adopted Ballot Question (Chapter 334 Acts of 2016): https://malegislature.gov/Laws/SessionLaws/Acts/2016/Chapter334
House Bill (H.3786): https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/H3768
Senate Bill (S.2090): https://malegislature.gov/Bills/190/S2090