New poll finds half of Mass. voters against legalizing pot

A marijuana plant under grow lights nearly ready for harvest at the Riverrock Cannabis marijuana facilities in Denver, Colorado January 12, 2016. Massachusetts Senators toured the facility January 12 as Massachusetts considers further legalizing the marijuana industry. (Bob Pearson for The Boston Globe) Bob Pearson / The Boston Globe

If a new poll is any indication, a November ballot question to legalize marijuana in Massachusetts may be facing an uphill battle.

According to The Boston Globe, the poll, by Gravis Marketing for Jobs First, found that 51 percent of registered voters plan to vote against the question, 41 percent plan to vote for it, and 9 percent are undecided. The poll had a margin of error of 3.3 percent.

Governor Charlie Baker and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh have expressed opposition to the marijuana legalization question.

Read the full Globe story here.


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