Gov. Baker Pushing Lawmakers To Pass Stoned-Driving Bill

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BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Gov. Charlie Baker is pushing for the passage of his proposed bill that aims to curb stoned driving.

Gov. Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito appeared with law enforcement officials, road safety advocates, and leaders in the marijuana industry on Monday to speak out about the bill.

If the bill is passed, that would take driver’s licenses away from those who drive high for at least six months.

“As Massachusetts continues to implement adult use of marijuana, including potential social consumption sites, it’s vital that we update our impaired driving laws to ensure the safety of everyone who uses the Commonwealth’s roads,” Baker said in a statement.

Gov. Baker’s bill was first filed in January.

The Boston Globe reports that critics of the bill say there has been no increase to the number of stoned-driving incidents since the legalization of marijuana in the state.

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