DiCara: Mass. Marijuana Advocates Should Have Expected Lawmakers' Changes

Mar 29, 2017

Massachusetts lawmakers this week met in West Springfield to take testimony about marijuana.

Voters in Massachusetts approved the recreational use of the drug in November. The legislature and governor have already delayed parts of the law -- and they're posed to make more changes.

That's nothing new, according to Lawrence DiCara, a lawyer and former president of the Boston City Council, who wrote about this for CommonWealth magazine.

Dicara said that supporters of the marijuana ballot question -- despite good intentions -- should have expected some tinkering.