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Barney Frank at the Boston public hearing

Former U.S. Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) made an appearance at a Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission listening session on Wednesday, describing the progress of the legalization movement and his decades-long role in advancing reform.

At the start of his testimony, Frank showcased a copy of legislation he introduced as a Massachusetts state representative in December 1972 titled “An Act To De-Control Marihuana,” which would have decriminalized cannabis and established a non-commercial legalization model.