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.
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.
Ten legislators have gotten on board the legalization train.
See the legislators who are against marijuana legalization here: