Trooper’s widow urges no vote on legalizing marijuana

David Njuguna has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter

FILE - In this March 22, 2016 file photo, Reisa Clardy, the widow of Mass. State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy, holds a folded flag as she and her children watch balloons fly during his funeral in Hudson, Mass. As Massachusetts voters prepare to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, the widow of a state trooper and father of seven killed when a driver high on marijuana barreled into his cruiser, is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
FILE - In this March 22, 2016 file photo, Reisa Clardy, the widow of Mass. State Trooper Thomas L. Clardy, holds a folded flag as she and her children watch balloons fly during his funeral in Hudson, Mass. As Massachusetts voters prepare to decide whether to legalize recreational marijuana use, the widow of a state trooper and father of seven killed when a driver high on marijuana barreled into his cruiser, is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver who allegedly smoked marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot measure that would legalize recreational marijuana.

Trooper Thomas Clardy was killed in March when a medical marijuana patient crashed into his cruiser. In a new web video, Reisa Clardy says she believes there will be more accidents if voters approve Question 4 on the Nov. 8 ballot.

David Njuguna has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter in Clardy’s death.

The ballot question would allow people 21 and older to possess up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use and allow the home cultivation of up to 12 marijuana plants.

Supporters say it would not change state laws that prohibit driving under the influence of marijuana.

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