Several law enforcement figures in Massachusetts are saying the state will not participate in any federal crackdown on legal weed, after the Trump administration last week rescinded Obama-era protections which allowed the industry to flourish in state after state.
“We have a state law that we’re intending to enforce, and the state law was voted on by the people of Massachusetts,” Massachusetts Public Safety Secretary Daniel Bennett told The Boston Herald. “We have no intention of raiding a pot shop that is legal under state law.”
Boston Police Department spokesman Detective Lt. Michael McCarthy, meanwhile, told The Herald the state’s approach to a potential crackdown on its nascent, legal marijuana industry will mirror its approach to immigration. […]