Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving

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Governor Charlie Baker ramped up his push for a proposal targeting stoned drivers Monday, framing it as modify that ought to go “hand-in-hand’’ with marijuana cafes potentially getting into the state’s nascent legalized landscape.

The Republican’s most recent pitch comes significantly less than two weeks following state marijuana regulators cleared the way for marijuana deliveries to start in Massachusetts, and, pending a modify in state law, for a pilot system permitting for so-named social consumption internet sites.

Appearing with law enforcement officials, anti-drunk-driving advocates, and other individuals Monday, Baker sought to maintain stress on legislators to act on the bill he says will empower police when patrolling the roads, but also has stoked issues amongst defense attorneys and civil liberties advocates.

Governor Charlie Baker moved away from the podium following his remarks Monday at the State Home.—Pat Greenhouse/Globe Employees



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