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HEALTH IMPACTS OF LEGAL MARIJUANA FUEL DEBATE OVER QUESTION 4

By Andy Metzger

STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 3, 2016.....Opponents of the ballot question to legalize retail marijuana sales in Massachusetts have conjured a possible future where a "Cannabis" sign towers above a strip mall and a marijuana store advertises its wares - pink candies and a jar of high-potency marijuana - in the window next to a toy store.

Treasurer Deborah Goldberg, who would be responsible for appointing all three members of the Cannabis Control Commission if the question passes, said it's too soon to say whether the regulated marijuana market would look like the version presented by Question 4 opponents in a television ad.


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