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Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Inquiries by WickedLocal.com of town officials in the Lexington area show caution and skepticism about medical marijuana, but no diehard opposition in most cases. Lexington’s police chief complains about the “purposely vague” definitions of the conditions for which medical marijuana might be recommended (imagine leaving the diagnosis up to the doctor!). In Woburn, town officials […]

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Petitioning 4 Legalization in Cambridge & Somerville

Petitioning 4 Legalization in Cambridge & Somerville

The Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, in partnership with MASS CANN/NORML is seeking volunteers to help qualify Public Policy Questions (PPQs) for this year’s election.  Public Policy Questions (PPQs) are non binding initiatives that allow voters to tell their elected officials how they feel about certain issues.  The PPQ’s that we are seeking to qualify […]

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Petitioning for Legalization in Somerville & Cambridge

Petitioning for Legalization in Somerville & Cambridge

The Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts, in partnership with MASS CANN/NORML is seeking volunteers to help qualify Public Policy Questions (PPQs) for this year’s election.  Public Policy Questions (PPQs) are non binding initiatives that allow voters to tell their elected officials how they feel about certain issues.  The PPQ’s that we are seeking to qualify […]

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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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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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Representatives Sánchez and Malia on Medical Marijuana Legislation

Representatives Sánchez and Malia on Medical Marijuana Legislation

Georgetown, MA – On Tuesday, March 2, medical marijuana supporters presented Representative Jeffrey Sánchez (D- Fifteenth Suffolk) with over 1,000 postcards from voters in his district asking him to support H. 2160, “An Act to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health.  This bill awaits […]

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Tuesday, March 2, at 1:00 PM Judiciary Committee hearing on tax & regulate bill

Judiciary Committee hearing on S1801, An Act to Regulate and Tax the Cannabis Industry, is scheduled for Tuesday, March 2, at 1:00 PM in Room A-1 of the State House. Rep. O’Flaherty of Chelsea will be chairing the meeting. Hope to see the room full of coaltion activists! Visit Regulation and Taxation hearing wrap up for information […]

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