Over three dozen Massachusetts doctors and researchers warn that the state could be headed toward a public health crisis because of its policy around recreational marijuana.
In a statement sent to state lawmakers, organized by the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, signatories expressed worry over "how marijuana policy is being shaped" and concerns of "regulatory failure." It was signed by doctors and researchers from organizations including Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital and Boston Children’s Hospital.
A Cannabis Control Commission spokesperson responded to the statement. They told WBUR, in part, that the commission will "continue to engage with the public health community as part of its mission to safely, equitably, and effectively implement the legal market."
This segment aired on June 3, 2019.