Baker Wants Meeting On Pot Prosecutions

posted by John Baibak -

Governor Charlie Baker  is urging Massachusetts U.S. Attorney Andrew Lelling to focus his drug  enforcement efforts on opioids, not marijuana.  

Lelling this week  indicated that he's required by law to enforce the federal ban on  marijuana.  

Baker  says the state's public health crisis is opioid addiction and street  drugs like fentanyl.  

Lelling says he plans to assess whether limited  federal resources should be used to target marijuana on a case by case  basis.

(Picture provided by MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

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