Boston City Councilors Wu, Jackson Back Legal Marijuana Ballot Question – Cannabis News

Two Boston city councilors are throwing their support behind a November ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana in Massachusetts.

Boston City Council President Michelle Wu and City Councilor Tito Jackson, both Democrats, stood before the State House Wednesday with several supporters to announce their approval of the measure and help kick off the "Yes on 4" campaign.

Speaking with WBUR's Newscast Unit on Tuesday, Jackson said his support stems from wanting to grow opportunities for people of color.

He said minorities are imprisoned disproportionately on charges of intent to distribute marijuana and legalizing pot would give some people access to legitimate work.

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