As Massachusetts continues to slowly roll out the legal sale of marijuana approved by voters three years ago, a few areas of continued contention have arisen. The Boston Globe earlier highlighted the cases of two Massachusetts employees who were terminated when drug tests revealed they had consumed marijuana in their personal time, even though they were not intoxicated on the job. On the issue of road safety, Gov. Charlie Baker has proposed hiring more “drug recognition experts” to test potentially high drivers, while some have said the science behind that testing is not certain, raising concerns about false negatives and residents’ civil liberties.
To discuss, Jim Braude was joined by Massachusetts Cannabis Commissioner Shaleen Title, Matt Allen of the Massachusetts ACLU, and Blake Mensing, founder and chief counsel at The Mensing Group, a legal advisory firm solely dedicated to cannabis businesses in Massachusetts.