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119 legislators oppose pot legalization

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Politics is sport. And sometimes the game is: Who has the bigger team?

Just ask the coalition aiming to defeat the November ballot question that would legalize marijuana for recreational use. The Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts announced Wednesday that 119 legislators — representatives and senators, Democrats and Republicans — are opposing the measure, which would greenlight retail pot sales starting in 2018.

That represents more than half the members of the 200-seat Legislature.

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And it is no coincidence that the press release announcing the news came out the same day as the pro-legalization campaign, YES on 4, held a State House event trumpeting the support of two Boston city councilors.

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Ten legislators have gotten on board the legalization train.

Game on.

See the legislators who are against marijuana legalization here:

Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos and subscribe to his weekday e-mail update on politics at bostonglobe.com/politicalhappyhour