Marijuana in Massachusetts: Lawmakers agree to rewrite of voter-approved pot law, propose taxes up to 20 percent

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Taxes on marijuana could reach up to 20 percent, under a marijuana law rewrite Massachusetts lawmakers announced Monday. Taxes on marijuana could reach up to 20 percent, under a marijuana law rewrite Massachusetts lawmakers announced Monday. The proposed taxes break down as follows: 6.25 percent sales tax, state excise tax at 10.75 percent and local option tax of up to 3 percent that can be set by cities and towns. "I anticipate most communities if not all will be at 3 percent," said Rep. Mark Cusack, a member of small group of lawmakers who worked on the compromise behind closed doors at the State House. Cities and towns could also levy an additional 3 percent, under the compromise. "In addition, we also require as part...

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