Massachusetts officials weigh in on Question 4

BOSTON (WHDH) - Massachusetts officials are weighing in on Question 4.  They are asking Massachusetts voters to say “no” to legalization of marijuana.

Mayor Marty Walsh and Gov. Charlie Baker both spoke out against the ballot question.

“What this question does in Boston, is right out of the gate, we have to accept 48 pot shops. Right off the bat, no matter what I say, no matter what the city council says, no matter what civic activists, people who don’t want these shops in their neighborhood say. It doesn’t matter,” said Walsh.

“The tremendous number of products that look exactly like their commercial equivalent in terms of soda and drinks and food and desserts and all the rest, candies…We’ve never seen anything like that in the market we’re in right now,” said Baker.

On Tuesday, the “Yes on 4,” campaign released the following statement to 7News,

This not a marijuana issue, this is a social justice issue…Let’s instead legalize, tax, and regulate marijuana so we can tackle the opioid epidemic, and end mass incarceration. We must vote Yes on 4.

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