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DIGBOSTON’S “SILVER CANNAVERSARY: YOUR STUDY GUIDE TO THE 25TH MASSCANN/NORML BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY”

DIGBOSTON’S “SILVER CANNAVERSARY: YOUR STUDY GUIDE TO THE 25TH MASSCANN/NORML BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY”

“SILVER CANNAVERSARY: YOUR STUDY GUIDE TO THE 25TH MASSCANN/NORML BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY” BY MIKE CANN OF DIGBOSTON Twenty-five years is a long time to uphold any tradition, let alone one that has faced as many hurdles as the MassCann/NORML Boston Freedom Rally. I should know, as I’ve helped plan the party in the past, and […]

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25th ANNIVERSARY BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY SCHEDULE

25th ANNIVERSARY BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY SCHEDULE

25th ANNIVERSARY BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY SCHEDULE *schedule is subject to change *speakers listed in red FREEDOM IS IN THE AIR!! THE 25th Anniversary Boston Freedom Rally is coming Saturday and Sunday September 13th & 14th 2014 to the Boston Common with 2 stages, Hitman Glass Stage & Bandstand Stage jam packed with 2 full days […]

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Monthly Board of Directors Meetings

Monthly Board of Directors Meetings

In general we meet on the last Wednesday (not the fourth Wednesday; the last Wednesday) of most months at: Boston Green Building, 218 Lincoln St., Allston Ma   Meetings usually run from 6:30 to 8:30. Free Parking On MBTA Bus Routes http://mbta.com/ Members and activists welcome to all events! Current officers and board of directors: President […]

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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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