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An informed cannabis user is a great weapon in the war against prohibition.

Does Medical Marijuana Increase Teen Pot Use?

  In states where marijuana is legal, for medicinal purposes, some law-enforcement officials have expressed concern about an increase in teenage drug use. When the U.S. Attorney for Colorado sent letters to marijuana dispensaries located within 1,000 feet of schools, asking them to relocate or close, he cited an increase in drug-related school disciplinary incidents […]

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New England Leads In Self Reported Use and Lowest Perception of Risk

By Steven S. Epstein This summer the federal government released “State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders from the 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” It’s a state- by-state (including the District of Columbia) estimate of self-reported licit and illicit substance use and perceptions. This publication may be downloaded from: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9state/Cover.pdf. Once […]

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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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Pot-seeking helicopters on Martha’s Vineyard

The Martha’s Vineyard Times reported yesterday that federal authorities in coordination with State Police and local police netted 169 marijuana plants from several Island locations last week. Among the properties entered by police following air surveillance was one on Skiff’s Lane in West Tisbury owned by Oak Bluffs School principal Laury Binney. Sergeant Stone, who […]

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FROM THE ARCHIVES: Board of Directors resolution in support of Question 2

Mass Cann/NORML’s Board of Directors resolution in support of Question 2, An Act Establishing A Sensible State Marihuana Policy When Massachusetts enacted its first law prohibiting marijuana possession without a prescription in 1911, a miniscule minority of Bay Staters used it except in medicine. Now you can’t get a prescription, but the Federal Government estimates […]

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