Scott Lively says he’d try everything to roll back legalization of pot: On The Record

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Updated: 12:02 PM EDT May 13, 2018

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WEBVTT ED: BACK WITH SCOTT LIVELY AND A POP QUIZ. WHAT IS THE BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR TO LOCAL AID IN MASSACHUSETTS? MR. LIVELY: IN TERMS OF AGENCY? ED: BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR. MR. LIVELY: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT? ED: STATE LOTTERY. ALMOST $1.5 BILLION. MR. LIVELY: I’M NOT DOING VERY WELL ON YOUR POP QUIZ. [LAUGHTER] ED: ON JULY 1 LEGAL MARIJUANA GOES ON SALE IN MASSACHUSETTS. WHAT WILL THE STATE SALES TAX BE ON POT? MR. LIVELY: NOT ENOUGH. ED: $.17 — MR. LIVELY: I WAS A POTHEAD, ALCOHOLIC AND DRUG ADDICT. I GOT SICK AND HEAL. MARIJUANA WAS MY DRUG OF CHOICE. IT STINKS. IT WILL BE A TERRIBLE PROBLEM FOR SOCIETY GOING FORWARD. JANET: SPEAKING OF MARIJUANA, HOW DO YOU THINK THE BIGGER ADMINISTRATION IS DOING WITH THE ROLLOUT OF RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA SALESMAN WOULD YOU CHANGE THAT FROM HAPPENING? MR. LIVELY: THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS I AGREE WITH HIM ON. HE IS SLOW WALKING IT, AND I THINK YOU SHOULD. THE REAL PROBLEM HERE IS THAT MARIJUANA IS A MIND ALTERING DRUG. IT ROBS YOUR INITIATIVE, IT INTERFERES WITH YOUR ABILITY TO THINK. NO ONE SHOULD BE OPERATING ANY KIND OF EQUIPMENT OR DRIVING WHEN THEY ARE SMOKING POT. AND THE KIDS — THE KIDS IN MASSACHUSETTS THINK IT IS OK TO SMOKE POT BECAUSE IT WAS LEGALIZED. WE HAVE UNDERAGE KIDS ILLEGALLY DOING DOPE AND TRYING TO TAKE TESTS IN SCHOOL. I CAN’T DO IT. JANET: IF YOU WERE ELECTED GOVERNOR WOULD YOU TRY TO ROLL BACK — MR. LIVELY: ABSOLUTELY. I WOULD DO

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