AG Maura Healey strongly stated her case to vote No on Question 4. Noting that “Question 4 isn’t just about legalization — it’s about commercialization” and detailed concerns with unregulated levels. I am voting No on Question 4, but I wanted to post as this was something that I was not aware of.
The measure’s language includes no specific limits on the potency of THC, the pyschoactive chemical in marijuana, for products sold in the state. Critics say today’s marijuana is generally at least six times more potent than it was in the 1970s.
Healey as the AP report phrased it “Massachusetts’ top law enforcement official” had previously shared her thoughts and conversations with law enforcement in Colorado and Washington which noted no impact in drug trafficking.
Marijuana companies have already signaled their intent to fight any restrictions, Healey said.
“Potency limits might actually be better for people, but they are bad for profits, they’re bad for the bottom line and they’re bad for a billion-dollar industry that will always put profits ahead of people,” the attorney general said.