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Legislators To Be Among First To Sign Marijuana Legalization Petition In Massachusetts

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massachusetts marijuana campaign 2016The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol in Massachusetts will hold a news conference Tuesday at 10 a.m. in front of the State House to kick off the signature drive in support of a ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in the state.

State Sen. Will Brownsberger (D-Belmont), Reps. Jay Livingstone (D-Boston) and David Rogers (D-Cambridge), and Regina Hufnagel, a former federal corrections officer will be attending.

The campaign must collect the signatures of 64,750 registered Massachusetts voters to place the measure in front of the Massachusetts Legislature. If the legislature does not adopt the measure, initiative backers must collect 10,792 signatures in June 2016 to place the initiative on the November 2016 ballot.

WHAT: News conference to launch the signature drive in support of a ballot initiative to regulate marijuana like alcohol in Massachusetts, at which three state legislators and a former federal law enforcement official will sign the petition

WHEN: TODAY, Tuesday, September 22, 10 a.m. ET

WHERE: In front of the Massachusetts State House, Beacon Street directly in front of the center stairway

WHO: Sen. Will Brownsberger

Rep. Jay Livingstone

Rep. David Rogers

Regina Hufnagel, former federal corrections official

Campaign staff

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The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMassachusetts.com.

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