Elections

Mass. Officials Announce Fall Ballot Questions

With measures failing to be taken up in the Legislature and advocates rallying support throughout the state, Massachusetts voters will have the opportunity to weigh in on contentious issues such as medical marijuana come November. Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office said Wednesday that three proposals have gained enough support to be placed on […]

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As election day approaches what’s being said about cannabis in the Massachusetts Media

As election day approaches what’s being said about cannabis in the Massachusetts Media

Georgetown, MA – On November 2, Californians will vote on Prop 19, which if approved will legalize adult possession of an ounce of marijuana and home cultivation on 25 square feet, with local governments authorized to license cultivators and retailers and collect tax on sales of marijuana. To no one’s surprise Associated Press writers Pete Yost in […]

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Hooray! Question 2 wins with 65% of the vote

Question 2 will not become effective until thirty days after the Secretary of the Commonwealth presents the record of the election to the Governor’s Council for certification.  That typically happens during the last week of November or the first week of December.   The Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition (Mass Cann/NORML) thanks the projected 65% of […]

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Treasurer Steven Epstein’s Op-Ed supporting reform opportunities in 2008.

Although I believe regulating and taxing marijuana, as we do tobacco and beer, is the only policy consistent with securing to the individual the blessings of liberty promised by the state and federal constitutions, they should enact legislation that: ends the power of the police to arrest persons over the age of 18 for possessing […]

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Medical Marijuana Initiatives

On the Ballot November 4th, 2008 Voters in 15 towns to decide Medical Marijuana Public Policy Questions Boston — Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts announces that, for the 5th consecutive election cycle, Massachusetts citizens will vote on marijuana reform Public Policy Questions.  Since 2000, voters in over 125 towns representing one-third of the Commonwealth have […]

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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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