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Coakley Looks To Snuff Medical Marijuana Question From November Ballot

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BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley has moved to dismiss a petition to the state’s highest court by a group that opposes a proposed ballot question that would legalize medical marijuana.

The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance wants the Supreme Judicial Court to change the wording of the ballot question. They claim the current wording hides major parts of the proposed law, such as the network of marijuana dispensaries that would have to be created to comply with it.

But on Friday, Coakley’s office filed a motion to dismiss the petition. Her office says the alliance’s petition failed to offer a valid way for the court to grant its request, such as by proposing another way to write the ballot question.

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