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Bay State Repeal Warns Against Excessive Taxation

Bay State Repeal Warns Against Excessive Taxation

Bay State Repeal and MassCann’s Andy Gaus co-authored an article that was picked up by AP and Boston Herald. http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/03/pro_pot_legalization_group_warns_against_excessive_taxation BOSTON — A group pushing for a 2016 ballot question on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana is warning against imposing excessive taxation or fees on the sale of pot. Bay State Repeal on Wednesday […]

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The Daily Chronic – “Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives”

The Daily Chronic – “Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives”

Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives Scott Gacek of The Daily Chronic reports: “If Massachusetts is going to legalize marijuana within the next four years, it appears that it will have to be done via the ballot initiative process. In an interview with the Springfield Republican, Governor-elect Charlie Baker (R) said he […]

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BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM)

BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM)

BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM) Image by Tak Toyoshima With the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 13 and 14) on Boston Common, we figured now is a kind time to consult with a couple of rally veterans about the […]

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Ask a politician their position on ending the prohibition on cultivation and commerce in cannabis

Ask a politician their position on ending the prohibition on cultivation and commerce in cannabis

“Everybody knows what politicians want when it comes to marijuana: to change the subject.” Richard M. Evans, Attorney, Northampton, Mass. In This Prohibition Saga, Obama Plays Herbert Hoover MetroWest Daily News, December 4, 2011. In 2012 resolve to not let them change the subject! Whether face to face, by telephone, by e-mail, mail, asking as […]

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MA State Rep Lyons on Legalization Bill

MA State Rep Lyons on Legalization Bill

Steve Epstein’s Letter to Mr. Lyons: Dear Representative Lyons, Do you want to save the state, cities and towns millions of dollars each year in lost opportunity costs of apprehending persons who commit crimes against persons and property, while also opening beds in our overcrowded prisons and houses of correction for those who commit crimes against persons […]

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MA Rep. Tim Toomey on medical marijuana bill‏

l your MA State Rep & Senator. For a model letter on the legalization bill click here. For a model letter click on the medical bills click here. To read more about pending legislation in MA click here.                                               Michael, My position on medical marijuana remains the same. Rep. Smizik has filed similar medical marijuana […]

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WHY LETTER TO THE EDITOR WRITING IS IMPORTANT!!

Your letters in response to newspaper articles and opinions are an important part of educating voters. So too, is posting comments to articles and opinions on line. Good advice about letter writing and getting published can be found here: http://mapinc.org/resource/. In addition to facts you will find in the pages of MassCann.org other facts you may find of […]

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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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Medicinal Use in Massachusetts: The Chairpersons Need to Hear from Constituents

Medicinal Use in Massachusetts: The Chairpersons Need to Hear from Constituents

MassCann has learned that Chairpersons Fargo and Sanchez of the Joint Committee on Public Health are likely the primary reason the Committee has not acted favorably on H. 2160 since the hearing on May 19, 2009. Susan C. Fargo represents the Third Middlesex Senate District (Waltham, Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, precincts 3, 8 and 9, Lincoln, […]

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