Research

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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81% of Bay State residents support of medicinal marijuana

7News/Suffolk University poll confirms overwhelming support for medicinal marijuana in Massachusetts   In what is no surprise to MassCann the Suffolk University 7News/ poll released Wednesday evening found 81% of Bay State residents support medicinal cannabis.   In an OpEd published September 13 in the Metrowest Daily News, MassCann’s Keith Saunders and Steven Epstein noted: […]

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Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced In Massachusetts!

California’s highly publicized effort to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis is getting some well-deserved company! A pair of bills — House Bill 2929 and Senate Bill 1801 — seeking to “tax and regulate the cannabis industry” have just been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature. These proposals seek to legally regulate the commercial […]

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