State House committee approves revisions to marijuana bill

The State House is expected to debate and vote on the bill on Thursday.

BOSTON (WWLP) – A House Committee approved a bill on Wednesday that makes major changes to the voter-approved recreational marijuana bill.

The proposal would more than double the current 12 percent tax on recreational marijuana to 28 percent.

It would also allow local boards of selectmen and city councils to ban marijuana shops from towns without going to the voters.

The bill is expected to be brought to the House floor for debate and a vote on Thursday.