Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Campaign Issues Statement Regarding Trooper Clardy Video

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The Yes on 4 Campaign today released the following statement regarding the Safe and Healthy Massachusetts video featuring Reisa Clardy, the widow of Trooper Thomas Clardy.

“We express our sincere condolences to Mrs. Clardy for the loss of her husband. Officer Clardy made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Massachusetts. If the defendant in this case is convicted he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Question 4 is a question of public policy and in order to make the right decision for Massachusetts, we must look at the facts.  Question 4 makes no changes to state laws prohibiting driving under the influence of marijuana — that will remain illegal. Despite our opponents’ claims, there have been no studies from any marijuana-legal state showing increases in marijuana-impaired crashes or fatalities.  In fact, in Colorado DUI marijuana arrests went down in 2015 compared to 2014 despite increased vigilance.”

Source: Massachusetts marijuana legalization campaign press release

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