Gov. Charlie Baker — echoing the sentiment of state police and Boston cops — said Massachusetts authorities are going to abide by the wishes of Bay State voters and not go after those who are legally selling marijuana.
“We have two laws in Massachusetts: One that was passed by voters several years ago around the establishment of medical marijuana dispensaries, which are regulated and overseen by the commonwealth, and another law that was passed by the voters in 2016 that requires the state to create a legal infrastructure for recreational marijuana,” Baker said yesterday. “Those are the laws that state and local law enforcement officials are bound to uphold and that’s what they’re going to do.”
Baker’s comment came on the heels of a Herald report in which state and local law enforcement officials vowed they wouldn’t raid pot shops.