Elections

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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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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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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