BOSTON – The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol on Thursday accused Walpole Police Chief John Carmichael, Jr., of violating state campaign rules by appearing at anti-marijuana legalization event in full uniform during working hours.
The campaign, headed by former Massachusetts assistant attorney general Will Luzier, is seeking to legalize marijuana for recreational use and a question is on track to appear on the November 2016 ballot.
“Carmichael appeared and was the featured speaker at a press conference organized, publicized and staffed by the Committee for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts, a campaign committee organized to oppose a ballot question,” Luzier wrote in a letter to the state Office of Campaign and Political Finance (OCPF), a watchdog agency.
“Carmichael appeared in uniform and, on information and belief, arrived at the event in a police vehicle,” Luzier alleged.
The Safe and Healthy Massachusetts Campaign hit back through a spokesman.
“The Marijuana Industry has spent this