Massachusetts

Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Lexington Area Cautiously Awaits Medical Weed

Inquiries by WickedLocal.com of town officials in the Lexington area show caution and skepticism about medical marijuana, but no diehard opposition in most cases. Lexington’s police chief complains about the “purposely vague” definitions of the conditions for which medical marijuana might be recommended (imagine leaving the diagnosis up to the doctor!). In Woburn, town officials […]

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Massachusetts Becomes 18th Medical Marijuana State

Massachusetts Becomes 18th Medical Marijuana State

Four years ago, Massachusetts voters decriminalized marijuana possession in the Bay State by an unprecedented 65% landslide.  Tonight, Massachusetts’ Question 3 is cruising to an overwhelming victory, making the Bay State the 18th state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. Early results had Question 3 jumping to a commanding 66% lead, and by 9 PM have stabilized at a comfortable […]

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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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No Dispensaries in My Backyard–Towns Anticipate Medical Marijuana

Several Massachusetts  communities are anticipating the possible advent of medical marijuana by moving to ban dispensaries within their own town limits. According to reports by the Boston Globe, Reading, Wakefield, and Melrose are considering bans on any dispensaries in those towns, and Malden is considering a measure confining dispensaries to industrial zones.  

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Fox News 25 Holds Weeklong Debate on Question 3

Fox News 25 Holds Weeklong Debate on Question 3

Fox News 25 recently finished a weeklong series of special features devoted to medical marijuana and Question 3, the question on the Massachusetts ballot that would legalize it. You can watch some of the segments at the following locations: A general story about Question 3 and arguments being made on both sides: http://www.myfoxboston.com/story/19777341/2012/10/09/fox-25-discusses-medical-marijuana-ballot-question A debate […]

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Chairman of Progressive Corp. contributes nearly $1 million to effort to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts

Chairman of Progressive Corp. contributes nearly $1 million to effort to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts

BOSTON — The chairman of insurance giant Progressive Corp. this year provided another $465,000 for a ballot question to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts. Peter B. Lewis, who supports medical marijuana, has now contributed $990,000, including $525,000 last year, to the Committee for Compassionate Medicine, the organization leading the effort to legalize medical marijuana in Massachusetts. Lewis is nonexecutive chairman […]

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Patients, Caregivers and Treatment Centers: Who Can Grow and How?

(This article first appeared in Mass Grass. It has been changed from the original publication and contains corrections.) Bill Downing Cannabis will soon be grown across the state for medical purposes. We expect most of you activists would like to grow some too. What are the chances we will be able to grow and that […]

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POLL: MA Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ballot Question 3 to Allow Use of Medical Marijuana

POLL: MA Voters Overwhelmingly Support Ballot Question 3 to Allow Use of Medical Marijuana

Survey data just released by Public Policy Polling shows Massachusetts’ medical marijuana initiative, Question 3, with an overwhelming lead amongst likely voters. From August 16th to the 19th, PPP surveyed 1,115 likely Massachusetts voters. The question wording and results are as follows: Question 3 would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use […]

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