Boston Mayor Willing To Take Lead In Fight Against Marijuana Legalization

MASSACHUSETTS:  Boston Mayor Marty Walsh says he’s willing to take the lead in the effort to fight the legalization of recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.

Walsh, a recovering alcoholic and a passionate advocate for those struggling with drug addiction, tells The Boston Globe ( “it would be a mistake to legalize marijuana,” saying people with serious addictions to destructive drugs often start by smoking pot.

Advocates for legalizing marijuana hope to get a ballot question approved to put to voters in November 2016. Polls have shown that most Massachusetts citizens support legalization.