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The 190th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 8: Marijuana Regulation Fund

[ Text of section added by 2016, 334, Sec. 5 effective December 15, 2016. See 2016, 334, Sec. 12.]

  Section 14. Marijuana Regulation Fund

  (a) There shall be established and set up on the books of the commonwealth a separate fund, to be known as the Marijuana Regulation Fund. It shall, subject to appropriation, consist of all monies received on account of the commonwealth as a result of applications for and licensing of marijuana establishments, all civil penalties received for violations of this chapter, revenue generated by the state tax imposed by section 2 of chapter 64N of the General Laws and interest earned or other income on balances in the fund.

  (b) Subject to appropriation, the fund shall be expended first for the implementation, administration and enforcement of this chapter by the commission and by the cities and towns that authorize the operation of marijuana establishments within their jurisdictions. Subject to appropriation, at the end of a fiscal year, unexpended balances may be redeposited in the General Fund after all necessary funds are expended for the implementation, administration and enforcement of this chapter.