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Jim Borghesani, communications director for "Yes on 4" campaign and president of Primepoint Strategic Media, right, and Jason Lewis, state senator, co-chair of the Legislature’s Public Health Committee and chair of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana and Steering Committee member of the "No on 4" campaign. (Screenshot via Facebook Live feed)
Jim Borghesani, communications director for "Yes on 4" campaign and president of Primepoint Strategic Media, right, and Jason Lewis, state senator, co-chair of the Legislature’s Public Health Committee and chair of the Special Senate Committee on Marijuana and Steering Committee member of the "No on 4" campaign. (Screenshot via Facebook Live feed)

Among the most hotly debated state ballot questions this year in Massachusetts is the one that would open the door to the sale of marijuana for recreation.

Backers and opponents squared off at the University of Massachusetts Boston on Tuesday in the final ballot question debate in a series sponsored by WBUR, The Boston Globe and The McCormack School at UMass.

WBUR's Steve Brown reports.

This segment aired on October 5, 2016.

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