'Marijuana in Massachusetts: Is the Grass Greener?' set for WGBY/57 program July 30
SPRINGFIELD — Public television station WGBY Channel 57 will explore how the legalization of marijuana could affect health, commerce, government and more on a program July 30 at 8 p.m.
“Marijuana in Massachusetts: Is the Grass Greener?” will be moderated by reporter Carrie Saldo and include a panel of local officials and audience questions, Saldo said.
Viewers can contribute questions now on Twitter and Facebook using the code “#wgbydialogue,” she said.
Panelists will include, she said:
Marcos A. Marrero, director of the Holyoke Department of Planning and Economic Development Norton Arbelaez, director of government relations for New England Treatment Access, a medical marijuana dispensary at 118 Conz St. in Northampton Kamani Jefferson of the Massachusetts Consumer Recreation Council Kameron Spaulding, Lenox Planning Board member A representative of the Springfield Police Department A local health care professional.
Massachusetts voters in 2016 approved a ballot question to legalize recreational marijuana and in 2012 legalized marijuana for medical use.