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Election 2014 proves America will turn out in HIGH numbers to reform marijuana laws. See all the Election 2014 marijuana ballot initiative results here!

Election 2014 proves America will turn out in HIGH numbers to reform marijuana laws. See all the Election 2014 marijuana ballot initiative results here!

 ELECTION 2014 PROVED TO BE HIGH-LY FOCUSED ON MARIJUANA REFORM! Voters in Oregon, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington D.C., and Guam all voted YES for some type of marijuana policy reform. Legalization, decriminalization, medical marijuana and more marijuana laws were reformed across the country thanks to voters turning out in HIGH numbers and […]

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BAY STATE REPEAL: November 4 voters in 6 MA districts will weigh in on the repeal of marijuana prohibition

November 4 voters in six districts will weigh in on the repeal of marijuana prohibition Reading, MA – Bay State Repeal, a ballot-initiative committee dedicated to passing the least restrictive law possible to replace marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts in 2016, notes the Elections Division of the Office of the Secretary of State recently announced the […]

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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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Distribution of Less Than One Ounce of Marijuana is Still a Crime In Massachusetts

The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has ruled that while possession of a small amount of marijuana is no longer a crime, one can still be charged with an “intent to distribute” crime. In 2008, Massachusetts voters changed the law concerning marijuana, decriminalizing possession of less than one ounce. They did not go so far […]

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Weymouth lawmaker would roll back marijuana decriminalization

State Rep. James Murphy is again pushing legislation to roll back provisions of Question 2, a 3-year-old referendum that made possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil, rather than criminal, offense in Massachusetts. Two bills, which are both scheduled for a hearing on Beacon Hill this afternoon, would re-criminalize possession of less than […]

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Marijuana law means whiff is not enough

Persons who value the advantages of liberty and the principles of the constitution of Massachusetts will remember April 19 of 2011, the 236th anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord, as a little more special. It was the day that the Supreme Judicial Court released an opinion that the smell of burnt marijuana no […]

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Commonwealth v. Benjamin Cruz – A monumental decision

Police cannot search people or places based solely upon the odor of burnt marijuana. At 10:00 AM on Patriots’ Day 2011, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cruz, a case that it had under consideration since oral arguments on December 9, 2010. Ordinarily, the SJC issues decisions within 120 days of […]

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NATICK $150

Approved by Special Town Meeting Insert the following new section between Sections 14 a and 15: “Section 14 b Public Consumption or Use of Marihuana or Tetrahydrocannabinol 1. No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marihuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in M.G.L. c. 94C, § 1, as amended) while in or upon […]

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