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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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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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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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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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Twenty-First Annual Freedom Rally – Cannabis is Medicine

Georgetown – On September 18, the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (Mass Cann) will host its 21st annual Freedom Rally, beginning at high noon on the Boston Common. This year’s theme, “Cannabis is Medicine” highlights Mass Cann’s ongoing efforts to obtain passage by a reluctant legislature of legislation that would allow patients with their doctor’s written recommendation, or such […]

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RELEASE: Dr. Jill Stein to speak at 21st Annual Freedom Rally

For immediate release: For more information contact: Steven S. Epstein, Esq.  at 978-352-3300   Dr. Jill Stein to speak at 21st Annual Freedom Rally Georgetown, MA – Dr. Jill Stein, Green-Rainbow Party candidate for governor will speak from the main stage tomorrow at about 3:00 P.M. at the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition’s Twenty-first Annual Freedom […]

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It is Four Twenty, do you know when this year’s Freedom Rally is?

Georgetown, MA –   Tuesday, April 20 is a special day for many members of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition. It is why Dan Gervais begins his War On Lies Walk from the Harborwalk near the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse at 11:00 a.m.  It is why at 4:20 p.m. there are likely to be acts of civil disobedience on the […]

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Epstein and Saunders: Legalize medicinal marijuana use

In 1992, Gov. William Weld signed into law the “Controlled Substance Therapeutic Research Act.” The law requires the state to contract with a federally approved supplier of medicinal cannabis for distribution to approved patients. It is a cruel joke, for no administration, including the current one, has approved a supply. Filed every session since 1991, […]

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