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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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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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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Wording of Medical Marijuana Ballot Question Approved by Massachusetts Judge

A judge on the state’s highest court has approved new language for a proposed ballot question on medical marijuana to make clear that the plant would be produced and distributed in Massachusetts. Advocates for medical marijuana and two other planned ballot questions on Monday submitted a final round of voter signatures to Secretary of State […]

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Marijuana As Medicine: Yea or Nea [Poll]

  Should Massachusetts allow residents to grow and smoke marijuana for medicinal reasons? A binding initiative that is being targeted for the November ballot would call for no penalties for qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana, according to […]

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Mass. Murderer: Lawmaker Kills Medical Marijuana Bills Yet Again

Mass. Murderer: Lawmaker Kills Medical Marijuana Bills Yet Again

In what seems to be an annual event in Massachusetts, state Representative Jeffery Sánchez has once again sent promising medical marijuana legislation to study – effectively killing the bills early in this legislative session. Sánchez, a Democrat representing progressive arts community Jamaica Plain, is the chair of the Joint Committee of Public Health. This week, he sent […]

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STATE HOUSE NEWS: Sponsors of 4 ballot questions feel they’ve cleared signature hurdle

Massachusetts voters may be asked next year to settle policy standoffs over legalizing marijuana for chronically ill and suffering patients, permitting certain terminally ill residents to self-administer life-ending medication and forcing auto dealers to send diagnostic information to repair shops, according to campaign organizers who say they’ve gathered enough signatures to advance their proposals closer […]

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