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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4290        FILED ON: 5/16/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4130

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

William M. Straus

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act relative to the Town of Fairhaven establishing a Medical Marijuana Sales Tax (5%).

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

William M. Straus

10th Bristol


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 4290        FILED ON: 5/16/2014

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 4130

By Mr. Straus of Mattapoisett, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 4130) of William M. Straus (by vote of the town) that the town of Fairhaven be authorized to establish a local sales tax on the sale of medical marijuana in said town.  Revenue.  [Local Approval Received.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the Year Two Thousand Fourteen

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An Act relative to the Town of Fairhaven establishing a Medical Marijuana Sales Tax (5%).

 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 6 of Chapter 64H or any other general or special law to the contrary, the Town of Fairhaven is hereby authorized to impose a local sales tax upon (1) the retail sale of medical marijuana sold by a medical marijuana treatment center licensed by the Commonwealth pursuant to Chapter 369 of the Acts of 2012 originating within the Town, (2) the wholesale sale of medical marijuana by a treatment center located in the Town to another treatment center located in another municipality, (3) the wholesale sale of medical marijuana cultivated in the Town of Fairhaven to a licensed medical marijuana treatment center located in another municipality. The sales tax imposed under this act shall be at a rate of five (5) percent of the gross receipts from the retail or wholesale sale of medical marijuana. The sales tax imposed under this section shall be paid to the Treasurer of the Town on a quarterly basis.

              SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect on passage.

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