State lawmakers looking ahead to next year

Lawmaker will have to deal with impact of a ballot question legalizing recrational marijuana.

BOSTON, Mass. (WWLP) – It was a historic Election Night as Americans elected Republican businessman Donald Trump to be our next President. Although Donald Trump won key battleground states like Florida and Ohio, his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, won Massachusetts.

Clinton took more than 60 percent of the vote in the state. A spontaneous rally took place on the State House steps just hours after Hillary Clinton delivered her concession speech.

Massachusetts also made history on  by becoming the first state on the East Coast to legalize recreational marijuana. Salem State Representative Paul Tucker said he’s stunned and worried about public safety.

“I’m concerned about what’s happened in Colorado,” Tucker told 22News. “I’m concerned about what’s happened in Washington, particularly as it relates to impaired driving and the inability of police to determine the level of THC in a driver’s system.”

We’ll get a better feel of how a Donald Trump presidency will impact Massachusetts when lawmakers return to Beacon Hill in January.