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Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving

Governor Charlie Baker ramped up his push for a proposal concentrating on stoned drivers Monday, framing it as change that ought to go “hand-in-hand’’ with marijuana cafes probably getting into the state’s nascent legalized panorama.

The Republican’s newest pitch comes lower than two weeks after state marijuana regulators cleared the best way for marijuana deliveries to start in Massachusetts, and, pending a change in state regulation, for a pilot program permitting for so-called social consumption websites.

Appearing with regulation enforcement officers, anti-drunk-driving advocates, and others Monday, Baker sought to maintain strain on legislators to behave on the invoice he says will empower police when patrolling the roads, but in addition has stoked issues amongst protection attorneys and civil liberties advocates.

Charlie Baker pushes bill that would target stoned driving
Governor Charlie Baker moved away from the rostrum after his remarks Monday on the State House. —Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

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