A bill that would legalize the possession of and commerce in marijuana got a hearing at the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on the Judiciary Tuesday. While even the bill’s sponsor conceded it was unlikely to pass, it helps lay the groundwork for a proposed marijuana legalization initiative down the line. Marijuana possession was decriminalized by [...]
A Massachusetts legislator’s bill to legalize and tax cannabis in the Bay State was reviewed by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday, with testimony from supporters lasting well into the evening. Although the bill received very little testimony in opposition, it is unlikely that the legislature will act on it this session, says the bill’s [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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” [...]
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.