Budget Amendment ID: FY2014-S3-477

EPS 477

Prohibiting the deceptive sale of Marijuana

Mr. Hedlund moved that the proposed new text be amended by inserting after section ___, the following new section:-


SECTION ___. Section 5 of Chapter 94C of the General Laws are hereby amended by inserting after paragraph 2 the following:-


(2) the dispensing or sale of any marijuana product as provided for in Chapter 369 of the acts of 2012 shall not bear a reasonable resemblance to any product available for consumption as a candy. For the purposes of this section the term "Candy" shall refer to a preparation of sugar, honey, or other natural or artificial sweeteners in combination with chocolate, fruits, nuts or other ingredients or flavorings in the form of bars, drops, or pieces. "Candy" shall not include any preparation containing flour and shall require no refrigeration. Violation of this paragraph shall carry a penalty of not more than a 500 dollar fine for the first offense, not more than a 1,000 dollar fine for the second offense, and not more than a 5,000 fine for the third and each subsequent offense.