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STATE OFFICIALS WHO OPPOSED MARIJUANA LAW NOW DEFENDING IT [+VIDEO]

By Colin A. Young and Matt Murphy
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

BOSTON, JAN. 9, 2018.....Three constitutional officers who each opposed marijuana legalization are now defending the newly-legal pot industry and pushing back against U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling, whose statements have sewn anxiety and uncertainty in the fledgling industry.

Gov. Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey and Treasurer Deborah Goldberg have all publicly backed the Cannabis Control Commission and its work to stand up a regulated marijuana industry, even as that industry became far more vulnerable to federal prosecution.

Gov. Charlie Baker said he would like to see U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling focus his efforts "on the elements that are killing many people every day here in the commonwealth, which is fentanyl." [Photo: Sam Doran/SHNS]


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