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Bradley Jay: ‘Vote Yes For Medical Marijuana.’

Bradley Jay: ‘Vote Yes For Medical Marijuana.’

Medical marijuana is medicine. If you are going to prevent patients from having ready access to this medicine, then you had better remove other medicines from the pharmacy as well. Why do officials single out marijuana? It seems illogical. Especially since many of the other legal prescription drugs have side effects far worse than marijuana. […]

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Letter: Marijuana law contradicts Newburyport vote

Letter: Marijuana law contradicts Newburyport vote

To the editor: I was surprised and disappointed to read that, once again, the Newburyport City Council is considering a new, local marijuana law that directly contradicts the 2008 Question 2 decriminalization referendum. Three years ago, Newburyport voters approved Question 2 with a vote of 7,261 to 3,483, or 68 percent to 32 percent — […]

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Evans: In this prohibition saga, Obama plays Hoover

It was a curious coincidence last month, that as PBS was broadcasting the Ken Burns/Lynn Novick documentary, Prohibition, describing the Hoover Justice Department’s last-gasp crackdown on alcoholic beverages in the late 1920s, prosecutors in the Obama Justice Department were announcing a crackdown on medical marijuana in California, threatening to confiscate the property of people “involved […]

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Guest Opinion: A regulated marijuana market is better than a black market

Two members of the Massachusetts congressional delegation and four members of the Massachusetts legislature endorse ending marijuana prohibition. The rest of our congressional delegation has yet to catch up with Barney Frank and Michael Capuano, and 196 members of the state legislature have yet to catch up with Ellen Story of Amherst, Ruth Balser of […]

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Bostonians toke up in defense of marijuana usage

Bostonians toke up in defense of marijuana usage

Thousands of pro-marijuana Bostonians attended the 22nd annual Freedom Rally, commonly known as “Hempfest,” on the Boston Common Saturday afternoon to listen to live music and protest for federal legalization of marijuana. Since cannabis was decriminalized in Massachusetts in 2008, making it illegal to arrest anyone carrying up to one ounce of marijuana, Hempfest has […]

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No Arrests Reported at Boston’s 22nd Annual Freedom Rally

For close to 20 years, the Boston Police Department defended its arresting dozens of peaceful attendees at the Annual Boston Freedom Rally as being done in the name of “public safety.” The 2011 Boston Freedom Rally drew upwards of 50,000 attendees, and marijuana smoking was open, constant, and could be found among all areas of […]

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22nd Annual Boston Freedom Rally Takes Place This Weekend

The Massachusetts’ affiliate of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, MassCann/NORML, will hold its 22nd annual Freedom Rally this Saturday, September 17, at the Boston Common in downtown Boston. The noon event, which is anticipated to draw over 50,000 attendees, is the largest public marijuana law reform gathering on the east coast. Speakers at this […]

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Letter: Time to cash in on pot’s tax potential

In the June 8 editorial “Growing haze of confusion around state’s pot law,” The Ledger once again sides with law enforcement that Question 2, overwhelmingly approved by the people in November 2008, “has come with unintended and troubling consequences.” At the core of public servants’ recent complaint is their loss of power to search for […]

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Letters responding to Voters set to ponder legalized pot

Letters responding to Voters set to ponder legalized pot in the Cape Cod Times Regulating marijuana will keep it away from minors Cape Cod Times, October 5, 2010 Revenues from legal pot not worth risk to youth September 30 On legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts September 30 The other ‘gateway’ drug is far riskier, but legal […]

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