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Committee to Hold Recreational Marijuana Hearing in Western Mass.



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    (Published Wednesday, March 22, 2017)

    A recreational marijuana committee is holding a public hearing in western Massachusetts Monday.

    The Joint Committee on Marijuana Policy's hearing is slated to start at 4 p.m. at West Springfield High School.

    Committee members are expected to talk about the current law as it exists and consider potential changes, affiliate WWLP reports.

    There's currently somewhat of a legal gray area regarding recreational marijuana, which was approved through a ballot question by voters in November.

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    Although it's not legal to sell or buy as of right now, since state lawmakers pushed back sales of commercial marijuana to mid-2018, adults can possess up to an ounce of marijuana and can grow up to a dozen plants in their homes.

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