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Joint Committee on the Judiciary Hearing October 5!

A complete list of bills to be heard is here: http://www.malegislature.gov/Events/EventDetail?eventId=276&eventDataSource=Hearings Committee members Please be vocal!  Thanking those who support S. 818 and opposing the madness. The Good: S00818, By Mr. McGee, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 818) of Jehlen, Creem, Tolman and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the arrest […]

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WWLP: 22News inFocus: The Marijuana Bill

A new bill sponsored by a state representative from Hampshire County calls for the legalization of marijuana. Amherst State Representative Ellen Story is the lead sponsor of the bill, which would legalize marijuana and tax it to generate revenue for our cash-strapped state. The law would be regulated and taxed like alcohol. READ MORE: The Marijuana […]

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Bad bills filed in the 187th General Court

Updated March 3, 2011 Unfortunately, these may just be the first of what we fear are more bills filed that will increase penalties for cannabis possession, cultivation, possession with intent to distribute and distribution, Three more bad proposals: H03147 An Act to provide for a mandatory minimum sentence for the sale of illegal drugs within one thousand feet […]

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Amherst: Story drafts legalization bill

Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) introduced a bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana to the current session of the Massachusetts General Court last month. Last November, 69 percent of the Third Hampshire District voted in favor of a public policy question instructing her to support such a measure. The bill, titled “The Cannabis Regulation and […]

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Western Mass. Legislators File Marijuana Reform Bills

In the November election, voters in a number of Massachusetts districts sent a message that they’re ready to see dramatic changes in the commonwealth’s marijuana laws. In nine legislative districts around the state (including the 1st Franklin and 3rd Hampshire districts), a majority of voters approved public policy questions calling for marijuana to be taxed […]

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Video of Judiciary Committee hearing on S. 1801 tax and regulate

  Bill Downing of MassCann/NORML testifies for marijuana legalization at State House Jack Cole, former New Jersey State Police speaks for marijuana legalization Grandmother denied custody of grandchild for cannabis use speaks at MA State House Student leaders testify for Massachusetts marijuana legalization, State House Scott Matalon, Stingray Body Art and community leader, marijuana legalization, […]

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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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Activist Opportunity – January 19

On January 19, 2010, we have what is probably our last opportunity of the 2009-2010 legislative session to impress Rep. Sanchez, Chair of the Joint Comm. On Public Health, to bring H 2160, “An Act to regulate the medical use of marijuana by patients approved by physicians and certified by the department of public health” […]

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Lobby Day Videos

MassCann/NORML medical marijuana lobby video from KOP and Mike Cann. Medical marijuana patients lobby at the MA State House for medical marijuana bill. Bill Downing, Steven Epstein, medical users Linda, Dave, Marcy, KOP, Mike Cann talk to state reps, senators, and their aides at the MA State House.

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