Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker wants the state’s cannabis laws updated to crack down on impaired driving, according to a local WWLP report.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, Baker filed legislation that would suspend the license of individuals suspected to be operating under the influence of cannabis, the news outlet reported, but the bill stalled while lawmakers focused on the public health crisis.
Now, Baker is expressing disappointment that the Legislature has not yet put a framework in place to tackle the issue in the five years since Massachusetts legalized adult-use cannabis, according to WWLP.
“Unfortunately. our road safety laws have not caught up to the current public safety landscape with respect to impaired driving,” he told the news outlet, adding that he is urging lawmakers to revisit the issue.