Eight state senators traveled to Denver this month to study the highs and lows of marijuana in Colorado, one of four states where voters have legalized the drug’s recreational use. With Massachusetts voters likely to vote on a legalization ballot question in November, the senators quizzed top officials about how legal pot impacts everything from public health to drugged driving to taxes. They aimed to gain an understanding of how to regulate the new industry, should Massachusetts give it the green light.
The Globe asked the senators, who serve on a special committee on marijuana, where they stand. (The chairman of the committee, Senator Jason M. Lewis of Winchester, said he won’t be taking a position while the committee’s work proceeds.)
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