Massachusetts Legalization : Officials Wary After Colorado Visit

Massachusetts Legalization Waries with Officials After Colorado Visit as Massachusetts voters are expected to head to the polls in November and likely vote on a ballot measure fully legalizing marijuana, four years after they signed off on medical marijuana and eight years after approving decriminalization of small amounts of the substance.

Massachusetts Legalization

A special state Senate committee, whose members recently traveled to Colorado to see the legal cannabis industry up close, issued its official report on Tuesday, sounding a skeptical note on legalization and hoping to promote a cautious approach.

If recreational marijuana is legalized by Massachusetts voters, “it will be critical to dedicate sufficient time, expertise, and resources to ensure as smooth an implementation as possible, which nevertheless is likely to be challenging,” the report says.