Massachusetts Hospital Association votes to oppose marijuana ballot measure

Boston Globe 13 March 2016
Family First Comment: Listen to the real experts – not advocates for decriminalisation like the Drug Foundation: “The Massachusetts Hospital Association has joined a growing roster of opponents to a proposed ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts.”   

The Massachusetts Hospital Association has joined a growing roster of opponents to a proposed ballot measure that would legalize marijuana in Massachusetts.

The group’s board of trustees voted unanimously last week to oppose the measure, citing public health and safety concerns, including greater youth access to the drug.

“Clinicians and health care leaders from around the state have a clear message — this ballot measure is the wrong prescription for Massachusetts,” said Lynn Nicholas, chief executive of the hospital association, in a written statement.

Governor Charlie Baker, Attorney General Maura Healey, and Mayor Martin J. Walsh of Boston recently published a joint opinion article in The Boston Globe reiterating their opposition to the ballot question, which would legalize recreational use of marijuana for those 21 and over.

The politicians wrote that where marijuana is legal, young people are more likely to use it. Advocates dispute that.
READ MORE: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/03/13/massachusetts-hospital-association-votes-oppose-marijuana-ballot/GTtqrR8gonyXIikChMIKDO/story.html

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