"Advocates of Question 2 insist the fallout is because Massachusetts didn’t go far enough - full legalization would reduce the violence and crime that accompanies the illegal drug trade.
But let’s be real - Massachusetts voters are never going to go that far. Instead they took this baby step, and our communities are less safe for it."Marijuana legalization is a real possibility in Massachusetts. We are less safe because you aren't being honest in this piece. What evidence do you have that the rising drug trade has anything to do with decrim? The evidence I have from SAMSHA and other science based data collectors show rising marijuana use, a growing trade of cannabis for well over a decade before decrim. Under prohibition which you all support.
We are less safe because you won't seriously entertain legalization in MA even after it appears the voters are more than ready to vote for just that.