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“Low Priority” says President Obama re WA and CO, or, Hope He Means It This Time

HuffPo reports today, “High Times”! The President has stated in an interview with Barbara WaWa that prosecuting recreational users is not a priority. He did not say anything about how he will treat the medical cannabis industry. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/obama-pot-washington-colorado_n_2299512.html ABC posts a video of Barbara Walters and clips of her interview with the President. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/president-obama-marijuana-users-high-priority-drug-war/story?id=17946783#.UMs4OaX8tbp

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BOSTON BANDS  PLAY AT 23rd ANNUAL BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

BOSTON BANDS PLAY AT 23rd ANNUAL BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

Boston, MA—The 23rd annual Freedom Rally on the Boston Common, sponsored by MassCann, September 15th, 2012, featured a battle-hardened lineup of top Boston bands who beat back their competitors in a series of band-battles to earn a slot on either one of the two stages that MassCann  provided, featuring noted speakers (headlined by Congressman Barney Frank) and musical […]

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MassCann/NORML’s First professional poll in Massachusetts is completed

58% would support a ballot question that legalized marijuana  and regulated it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities but prohibited sale to underage persons! MassCann/NORML with thanks to the NORML Foundation, donors (whether they did so directly for polling or by attending one of our many benefit events and the FREEDOM RALLY) conducted a […]

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Mass. Judiciary Committee to hold hearings on legalizing marihuana

Georgetown, MA – Today the House and Senate concurred in referring “The Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act”, H01371 to the Joint Committee on the Judiciary. The Committee’s Senate Chair, Cynthia Creem (D-Newton) is on record as agreeing with her constituents to support regulation and taxation. Mass Cann’s President Michael Crawford of Cambridge said, “Mass Cann […]

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The Economist-YouGov poll finds strong majority support for legalizing marijuana

Georgetown, MA – Yesterday’s print edition of The Economist reports: A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once don’t knows have been excluded, support the legalisation and taxation of marijuana. Even without excluding the don’t knows, a clear majority favours treating the drug equivalently to tobacco and alcohol. “Happy Toking,” The Economist, […]

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Cannabis legalization bill filed in the 187th General Court!

Georgetown, MA – Ellen Story (D-Amherst) responding to the sixty-nine percent of the voters in her district who instructed her to vote “in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol” on November 2, 2010 is sponsoring “An Act to regulate and tax the cannabis industry.” Assigned House Docket […]

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Hempy New Year 2011!

Georgetown, MA – The coming year marks the one hundredth anniversary of Massachusetts’ first law (see below) interfering with free commerce in Cannabis intended for human consumption. It was the first state law concerning Cannabis in the nation. The 1911 law required a prescription from a physician. “I certainly empathize with Massachusetts’ residents who would […]

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Cannabis Convention declares cultivation for personal use is a human right!

Georgetown, MA – On Saturday, December 4, the Massachusetts Cannabis Convention “resolved that non-commercial cultivation for personal use is a human right and is not to be taxed.” Over fifty marijuana reform activists from around the state attended the convention called by the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (Mass Cann), a State affiliate of the National Organization for […]

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As election day approaches what’s being said about cannabis in the Massachusetts Media

As election day approaches what’s being said about cannabis in the Massachusetts Media

Georgetown, MA – On November 2, Californians will vote on Prop 19, which if approved will legalize adult possession of an ounce of marijuana and home cultivation on 25 square feet, with local governments authorized to license cultivators and retailers and collect tax on sales of marijuana. To no one’s surprise Associated Press writers Pete Yost in […]

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A week of Cannabis coverage in the Commonwealth

Georgetown – Although we cannot find it reported anywhere else: In the race to fill Richard Tisei’s vacated Middlesex – Essex Senate seat: Democratic state Senate candidate Katherine Clark pounced on her Republican opponent Craig Spadafora saying at Wednesday night’s debate (9/22) he would support the legalization of marijuana and not tax it, sending out a press release on Thursday with […]

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