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Marijuana Debate: Should It Be Legal In Massachusetts?

BOSTON (CBS) – Should marijuana be legal in Massachusetts? Voters will face that question on their ballots in November.

Jim Borghesani, spokesman for the campaign to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Mass. is for legalization and State Sen. Jason Lewis, who is campaigning against legalization, debated the issue on WBZ-TV.

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The initiative would:

-Make recreational marijuana use legal for adults 21 and older
-Create a Cannabis Control Commission to oversee the industry -- much like with alcohol
-Create a total marijuana tax rate of 12 percent
-Allow cities and towns to prohibit marijuana establishments by a vote

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