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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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Medical Marijuana at the Statehouse – 2012 Could See Medical Marijuana States Double

Medical Marijuana at the Statehouse – 2012 Could See Medical Marijuana States Double

Since California voters made it the first medical marijuana state in 1996, other states have come on board at a rate a little better than one a year. Now, 15 years later, 16 states and the District of Columbia have effective medical marijuana laws, and by year’s end, we could have 17 or 18 more. […]

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Massachusetts medical marijuana bill would establish regulation system with statewide dispensaries

A bill pending in the state legislature could make Massachusetts the 17th state in the country to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. If the legislation is passed, patients suffering from a range of illnesses such as HIV, AIDS, cancer, glaucoma or other degenerative diseases could, with their doctor’s prescription, purchase marijuana to ease symptoms caused by the disease or […]

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Boston herald: Pressure grows to legalize medical pot; 18 distribution centers eyed in Bay State

Pot “Wal-Marts” like those planned for California and other states could throw open their doors in the Bay State, as momentum builds for the legalization of medical marijuana. Two years after Massachusetts decriminalized possession of small amounts of pot, a bill pending on Beacon Hill would allow prescriptions for medical marijuana and set up 18 […]

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Lobby Day Videos

MassCann/NORML medical marijuana lobby video from KOP and Mike Cann. Medical marijuana patients lobby at the MA State House for medical marijuana bill. Bill Downing, Steven Epstein, medical users Linda, Dave, Marcy, KOP, Mike Cann talk to state reps, senators, and their aides at the MA State House.

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81% of Bay State residents support of medicinal marijuana

7News/Suffolk University poll confirms overwhelming support for medicinal marijuana in Massachusetts   In what is no surprise to MassCann the Suffolk University 7News/ poll released Wednesday evening found 81% of Bay State residents support medicinal cannabis.   In an OpEd published September 13 in the Metrowest Daily News, MassCann’s Keith Saunders and Steven Epstein noted: […]

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Medicinal Use in Massachusetts: The Chairpersons Need to Hear from Constituents

Medicinal Use in Massachusetts: The Chairpersons Need to Hear from Constituents

MassCann has learned that Chairpersons Fargo and Sanchez of the Joint Committee on Public Health are likely the primary reason the Committee has not acted favorably on H. 2160 since the hearing on May 19, 2009. Susan C. Fargo represents the Third Middlesex Senate District (Waltham, Bedford, Carlisle, Chelmsford, Concord, Lexington, precincts 3, 8 and 9, Lincoln, […]

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Epstein and Saunders: Legalize medicinal marijuana use

In 1992, Gov. William Weld signed into law the “Controlled Substance Therapeutic Research Act.” The law requires the state to contract with a federally approved supplier of medicinal cannabis for distribution to approved patients. It is a cruel joke, for no administration, including the current one, has approved a supply. Filed every session since 1991, […]

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