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Marijuana seedlings in trays at the NETA cultivation center in Franklin. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)
Marijuana seedlings in trays at the NETA cultivation center in Franklin. (Jesse Costa/WBUR)

Legal, recreational marijuana stores have been operating in Massachusetts since November. Fifteen stores have licenses, yet three quarters of marijuana sales remain underground.

This week, two Worcester-area state lawmakers have proposed a task force to crack down on that illicit market. Stated goals include maximizing tax revenue on the legal market and reducing the use of pot among youth. But some worry this will have grave consequences for people who have been disproportionately affected by marijuana law enforcement.

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Sen. Michael Moore, a Democrat from Millbury representing Worcester's 2nd District.

Laury Lucien, a cannabis business consultant and an attorney who teaches at Suffolk University Law School.

This segment aired on April 11, 2019.

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