Lawmakers to hold hearing on tobacco, marijuana bills

The reports would be made public

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BOSTON (AP) — Legislation aimed at tobacco and marijuana use in Massachusetts is the subject of a public hearing at the Statehouse this week.

One of the bills would prohibit anyone from smoking in a car with a child in a car seat. Anyone violating the ban would face a $100 fine.

Another bill would require makers of electronic cigarettes to file annual reports with the state identifying the concentration of any toxins contained in the vapor produced by an e-cigarette when used as intended by the manufacturer.

The reports would be made public.

Yet another bill would allow a personal caregiver to cultivate marijuana for a qualifying patient until a registered marijuana dispensary opens within a reasonable distance of the patient.

The Public Health Committee hearing is scheduled for Tuesday at 1 p.m.

Copyright 2015 Associated Press

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