Citizens’ statement on Massachusetts marijuana ballot question was effective, but little known

From MassLive:

Massachusetts voters who read an independently produced statement about the marijuana legalization ballot question felt better informed about the issue and more confident in their knowledge. But it is likely that few residents were even aware of the so-called “Citizens’ Statement.”

Organizers of the Citizens Initiative Review pilot project, which produced the statement, are now pushing for legislation that would make the citizens’ review process a permanent feature of Massachusetts elections and would include the statement in the official state voter guide.

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