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The Push For Legalization in Massachusetts Just Got a Little Bit Clearer

A possible 2016 decision about marijuana legalization in Massachusetts got less complicated this week.

Massachusetts voters had faced the prospect of answering two separate pro-legalization ballot questions next November. But only one group believes its question is still standing.\

The Committee to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol said Tuesday it had submitted enough signatures to the secretary of state to advance in the long process of getting a proposed law in front of voters.

“People can see that our current prohibition policy isn’t working, and they’re taking action to replace it with a more sensible system,” CRMLA campaign manager Will Luzier said in a statement.

Meanwhile the leader of Bay State Repeal, the group behind a competing ballot question, conceded Wednesday night that it had not gathered enough signatures.

“We didn’t make it,” Bay State Repeal’s Steve Epstein told Boston.com. [Read more at Boston.com]

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