• Cannabis Commission to meet on potential changes to enforce impaired driving

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    BOSTON, Mass. - The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission will meet Friday to discuss strategies for impaired driving, some of which would require changes in law. 

    The public meeting is a subcommittee of the CCC that deals specifically with people driving while high. 

    Recreational marijuana was legalized in Mass. on July 2 and retail shops are expected to open in the coming weeks. The CCC is considering a number of ideas, including doubling the number of police drug recognition experts and a penalty for those who refuse to be assessed by police when pulled over.

    Earlier this week a campaign to encourage people to designate a sober driver, use public transportation or use a ride-share service whenever using alcohol or cannabis was launched by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety and Security.

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