Commission on Marijuana and Driving Meets Weeks Before Recreational Sales in Massachusetts

With three weeks to go before recreational marijuana sales become legal in Massachusetts, a state commission gathered Wednesday to discuss the questions of operating under the influence.

“Do we feel ready right now? No, we don’t,” Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael said.

Carmichael is part of the Special Commission on Operating Under the Influence and Impaired Driving. The group is required by the marijuana law to study the effects of driving after using cannabis.

“The deadline for the commission to report is January of 2019,” said Shawn Collin, the commission’s chair. “It’s a deadline that was established in the more at