Making Headlines in the Media

Communities Can’t Ban Dispensaries: Atty. Gen. Martha Coakley Upholds Question 3 Law

Massachusetts cities and towns can’t outright ban medical marijuana dispensaries within their borders, Attorney General Martha Coakley has ruled, upholding the medical-marijuana law passed by voters in November. Her ruling nullifies a total ban on dispensaries that had been enacted as a bylaw by the town of Wakefield. However, she upheld a decision by the […]

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Globe Sees Money To Be Made with Medical Marijuana

Globe Sees Money To Be Made with Medical Marijuana

An article in the March 7 Globe Business section outlined the plans of several established medical marijuana entrepreneurs from Colorado to expand their operations into Massachusetts, where by one estimate, as many as 100,000 medical-marijuana users might enroll in the next two years. http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2013/03/06/medicial-marijuana-businesses-look-massachusetts-for-growth-opportunities/zsDvlSuQXM2D3akA94wguN/story.html

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Good News! Forfeiture Grab Thwarted

Good news for the good guys! In a blatant attempt at seizing a valuable, mortgage-free property, the DEA instituted forfeiture proceedings against a motel-owner, shocked shocked that dealing might be going on in the parking lot.  Caswell Motel Case Marks a Victory Against Federal Forfeiture Abuse crossposted; Stop The Drug War The shocking part of […]

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“Low Priority” says President Obama re WA and CO, or, Hope He Means It This Time

HuffPo reports today, “High Times”! The President has stated in an interview with Barbara WaWa that prosecuting recreational users is not a priority. He did not say anything about how he will treat the medical cannabis industry. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/obama-pot-washington-colorado_n_2299512.html ABC posts a video of Barbara Walters and clips of her interview with the President. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/president-obama-marijuana-users-high-priority-drug-war/story?id=17946783#.UMs4OaX8tbp

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FireDogLake Speculates on Future Fed Moves

An amazing youtube has been posted on the blog Firedoglake, December 8, topping a post speculating about President Obama’s possible response to two states’ legalizing cannabis. While everyone wonders whether or not the President will send in the shock troops, the real speculation upon watching the youtube is why such a lightweight is head of […]

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Compassion Finds a Voice in the Boston Herald

Despite the Boston Herald’s official disavowal of Question 3, columnist Margery Eagan, writing in the Oct. 25th issue, came out in favor of medical marijuana, getting to the heart of the reason why Question 3 should pass and why it is likely to pass:  “Simply put, ballot Question 3 legalizing medical marijuana should pass because […]

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Boston Herald: No on Question 3

The Boston Herald unsurprisingly endorsed a No vote on Question 3  in its Mon., Oct. 22 issue. The Herald complains that marijuana has not been approved by the FDA and its safety and efficacy have not been proven, or at least not well enough to satisfy the Herald. The Herald expresses confidence that voters will […]

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