Groups for and against pot question tout support

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BOSTON (AP) — Both sides in the fight over marijuana legalization in Massachusetts are touting endorsements from elected officials.

The November ballot question would allow adults to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use and impose a 3.75 percent excise tax on pot sales.

Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, state Rep. David Rogers and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse were among those scheduled to gather in front of the Statehouse Wednesday to lend their support to the ballot question.

An opposing group, the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts, on Wednesday released a list of 119 state legislators who are urging voters to reject the question.

Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey and Boston Mayor Marty Walsh are among other elected officials opposing marijuana legalization.

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