BOSTON — Doctors who favor legalizing recreational marijuana for adults on Friday pushed back against assertions that legalizing marijuana is harmful to public health.

"I think that if someone is using marijuana a little bit in the evenings after work is done and their responsibilities are over, in those situations, I think marijuana is probably potentially completely safe, if you have someone who's old enough that their brain's finished developing," said J. Wesley Boyd, a psychiatrist in private practice, at a press conference outside the Statehouse.

Massachusetts voters will decide on Tuesday's ballot Question 4 whether to legalize recreational marijuana.

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Shira Schoenberg ~ MassLive.com

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