When Gov. Baker announced last month that he isn't running for re-election this year, it put a twelve-month ticking clock on his remaining priorities. One of those priorities seems to be a bill to address marijuana-impaired driving. Baker has reintroduced legislation that failed in 2019, as critics raised concerns about protecting civil liberties. So, clearly a priority for Baker. But should it be? And what actually would it mean for Massachusetts drivers?
We take listener calls with Dr. Kevin Hill, Director of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Newton Police Chief John Carmichael, a former member of the state's Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving, and John Amabile, President of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
This segment aired on January 12, 2022.