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BILL DOWNING IN LOCAL NEWS: Defiant Medical Marijuana Activist Opens Cannabis Shop In Allston

BILL DOWNING IN LOCAL NEWS: Defiant Medical Marijuana Activist Opens Cannabis Shop In Allston

CBS NEWS Reports on our very own Bill Downing regarding new shop CBD Please: “I’m doing it for the patients…”   BOSTON (CBS) – Bill Downing isn’t sure if the medical cannabis products he sells at his Allston store are legal. He also said he doesn’t care whether or not they are. Downing operates CBD […]

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Election 2014 proves America will turn out in HIGH numbers to reform marijuana laws. See all the Election 2014 marijuana ballot initiative results here!

Election 2014 proves America will turn out in HIGH numbers to reform marijuana laws. See all the Election 2014 marijuana ballot initiative results here!

 ELECTION 2014 PROVED TO BE HIGH-LY FOCUSED ON MARIJUANA REFORM! Voters in Oregon, Alaska, California, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Michigan, Washington D.C., and Guam all voted YES for some type of marijuana policy reform. Legalization, decriminalization, medical marijuana and more marijuana laws were reformed across the country thanks to voters turning out in HIGH numbers and […]

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BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’ Posted on October 14, 2014 by CHRIS FARAONE Images by Chris Faraone    ADVERTISEMENT If you’re waiting for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health to save you from Ebola, don’t hold your sweat. It’s hard to imagine them springing into action on […]

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MIKE HSU’S ‘THE ROAD TO LEGALIZATION’ PODCAST WITH MASSCANN/NORML

MIKE HSU’S ‘THE ROAD TO LEGALIZATION’ PODCAST WITH MASSCANN/NORML

MASSCANN’s WAAF PODCAST “The Road To Legalization” http://www.waaf.com/tags/masscann MASSCANN/NORML is making major breakthroughs in media exposure this year with an amazing opportunity to work with WAAF Radio Boston’s Rock Station 97.7! We are happy to announce we have a podcast with WAAF’s Mike Hsu which is featured on waaf.com! **Tommy Wrenn, Digital Content Manager for […]

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Medical Marijuana in CT: You Can’t Grow Your Own

Medical Marijuana in CT: You Can’t Grow Your Own

Medical marijuana is now legal in Connecticut, since Friday, June 1st, when Governmor Dannel Malloy signed the enabling legislation into law, making Connecticut the 17th state to legalize marijuana in some fashion. There’s one big catch about Connecticut’s new law, though: you can’t grow your own. There will be 3 to 10 legal producers of […]

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Weymouth lawmaker would roll back marijuana decriminalization

State Rep. James Murphy is again pushing legislation to roll back provisions of Question 2, a 3-year-old referendum that made possession of a small amount of marijuana a civil, rather than criminal, offense in Massachusetts. Two bills, which are both scheduled for a hearing on Beacon Hill this afternoon, would re-criminalize possession of less than […]

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New England Leads In Self Reported Use and Lowest Perception of Risk

By Steven S. Epstein This summer the federal government released “State Estimates of Substance Use and Mental Disorders from the 2008-2009 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.” It’s a state- by-state (including the District of Columbia) estimate of self-reported licit and illicit substance use and perceptions. This publication may be downloaded from: http://www.oas.samhsa.gov/2k9state/Cover.pdf. Once […]

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New England Remains The Regional Leader In Pot Use

The federal government has once again released its state-by-state estimate of self-reported licit and illicit substance use. You can download the full report here. Once again, the northeast leads the nation in self-reported marijuana use in practically every measurable category. Among states reporting ‘marijuana use in the past year among persons aged 12 and older,’ Maine, Massachusetts, […]

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MassCann/NORML’s First professional poll in Massachusetts is completed

58% would support a ballot question that legalized marijuana  and regulated it in the same manner as other agricultural commodities but prohibited sale to underage persons! MassCann/NORML with thanks to the NORML Foundation, donors (whether they did so directly for polling or by attending one of our many benefit events and the FREEDOM RALLY) conducted a […]

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Commonwealth v. Benjamin Cruz – A monumental decision

Police cannot search people or places based solely upon the odor of burnt marijuana. At 10:00 AM on Patriots’ Day 2011, the Supreme Judicial Court issued its decision in Commonwealth v. Cruz, a case that it had under consideration since oral arguments on December 9, 2010. Ordinarily, the SJC issues decisions within 120 days of […]

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