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Massachusetts Senators Travel To Colorado To Research Legalized Marijuana

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Eight Massachusetts State Senators are on a fact-finding trip in Colorado to look into the legalization of marijuana ahead of a possible voter referendum. 

Massachusetts voters in 2012 legalized medical marijuana. A question to legalize it for recreational use is expected to appear on the state election ballot this November.

         Marijuana was legalized in Colorado two years ago.  

State Senator James Welch of West Springfield is a member of the delegation visiting Colorado and he spoke  Wednesday  with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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