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.
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