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MassCann: Legalization of Marijuana Coming Next

AMHERST, Mass. (WGGB) — Massachusetts voters have spoken and now, medical marijuana will be legal. But the bigger question is, could full legalization be next?

Bill Downing of The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition believes it’s only a matter of time. He said surveys of voters in the state show overwhelming support. Much of it revolves around revenue generated by sales tax.

Downing said that just as with medical marijuana, legalization will have to take the ballot initiative route.

“The legislature here sees no benefit to their political careers for taking a stand on marijuana related issues,” said Downing.

Downing said MassCann is working on a ballot question for 2016. They will be looking closely at how legalization works out in Colorado and Washington.

“I think its a great thing that we’ve got two state with two different plans that we can look at and see how they work, and see how well they work before we decide what we’re going to do here in Massachusetts,” said Downing.