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Published On: Mon, Oct 24th, 2016

Yes on 4 statement regarding Trooper Clardy video

For Immediate Release
October 24, 2016

Contact: Jim Borghesani, Communications Director
617-833-9327, [email protected]

Yes on 4 statement regarding Trooper Clardy video


BOSTON—The Yes on 4 Campaign today released the following statement regarding the Safe and Healthy Massachusetts video featuring Reisa Clardy, the widow of Trooper Thomas Clardy.

“We express our sincere condolences to Mrs. Clardy for the loss of her husband. Officer Clardy made the ultimate sacrifice for the people of Massachusetts. If the defendant in this case is convicted he should be punished to the fullest extent of the law.

Question 4 is a question of public policy and in order to make the right decision for Massachusetts, we must look at the facts.  Question 4 makes no changes to state laws prohibiting driving under the influence of marijuana — that will remain illegal. Despite our opponents’ claims, there have been no studies from any marijuana-legal state showing increases in marijuana-impaired crashes or fatalities.  In fact, in Colorado OUI marijuana arrests went down in 2015 compared to 2014 despite increased vigilance.”

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