Recreational Weed’s Supporters, Detractors, Will Face Off At Legislative Hearing Friday

The idea’s been floated before, but recreational marijuana’s backers have so far been unable to convince the Land of Steady Habits to legalize a new one.

The legislature’s General Law Committee will weigh a new bill legalizing the retail sale of marijuana at a public hearing. The hearing, originally scheduled for Tuesday, has been postponed until Friday because of the snowstorm.

The bill, No. 5458, would allow people 21 or older to purchase up to an ounce of marijuana from a retailer or “marijuana lounge,” where customers would smoke or consume their purchase on-site. Anyone 21 or older would also be allowed

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