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Marijuana critics call ballot question flawed

Lawmakers, doctors, and others opposing a ballot question to legalize marijuana for medical use contended Monday that the question’s wording is flawed and would enable widespread recreational use of the drug.

A Globe poll last month found that 69 percent of ­respondents support the legalization measure. Gathered on the State House steps, the ­opponents argued that the ballot question does not stand up to scrutiny, contending it plays on compassion for those suffering from debilitating illnesses in hope of ultimately decriminalizing marijuana for all.

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