MASSACHUSETTS: It’s still early, but Fall River state Sen. Mike Rodrigues is eager. He’s grilling an Uber driver who was taking him to a high-tech Denver laboratory that extracts potent compounds from marijuana leaves.
“You’re out and about driving, picking people up. Do you see more people under the influence when they get into the vehicle? Do you see them roaming the streets or anything like that?” Rodrigues asks driver Jay Arcuri, who’s lived in Denver all his life.
Arcuri doesn’t hold back.
“Hell, as soon as they open the car door, you can smell it,” answered Arcuri, who tells Rodrigues legalized pot has made his home state the “laughing stock of the nation.”