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LADYBUD MAGAZINE: Niki Smokes Hand Delivers Letter to Gov. Deval Patrick from Medical Cannabis Patients of Massachusetts

LADYBUD MAGAZINE: Niki Smokes Hand Delivers Letter to Gov. Deval Patrick from Medical Cannabis Patients of Massachusetts

Today’s press conference in Boston is not the only way that advocates for medical marijuana and medical cannabis are trying to inspire action among the upper echelon of state politicians. On Friday, September 13th, 2014, Niki Smokes, legally Nicole Snow, approached the Governor of her state after a press conference where he had endorsed another […]

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BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM)

BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM)

BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM) Image by Tak Toyoshima With the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 13 and 14) on Boston Common, we figured now is a kind time to consult with a couple of rally veterans about the […]

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Ask a politician their position on ending the prohibition on cultivation and commerce in cannabis

Ask a politician their position on ending the prohibition on cultivation and commerce in cannabis

“Everybody knows what politicians want when it comes to marijuana: to change the subject.” Richard M. Evans, Attorney, Northampton, Mass. In This Prohibition Saga, Obama Plays Herbert Hoover MetroWest Daily News, December 4, 2011. In 2012 resolve to not let them change the subject! Whether face to face, by telephone, by e-mail, mail, asking as […]

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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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Joint Committee on the Judiciary Hearing October 5!

A complete list of bills to be heard is here: http://www.malegislature.gov/Events/EventDetail?eventId=276&eventDataSource=Hearings Committee members Please be vocal!  Thanking those who support S. 818 and opposing the madness. The Good: S00818, By Mr. McGee, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 818) of Jehlen, Creem, Tolman and other members of the Senate for legislation relative to the arrest […]

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April 29 – One Hundredth Anniversary of first Mass. law interfering with commerce in cannabis

April 29, 2011, marks the one hundredth anniversary of Massachusetts’ first law (see below) interfering with free commerce in Cannabis intended for human consumption. It was the first state law concerning Cannabis in the nation. The 1911 law required a prescription from a physician. Massachusetts’ medical users would benefit from returning to the law of 1911.  It […]

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MA State Rep Lyons on Legalization Bill

MA State Rep Lyons on Legalization Bill

Steve Epstein’s Letter to Mr. Lyons: Dear Representative Lyons, Do you want to save the state, cities and towns millions of dollars each year in lost opportunity costs of apprehending persons who commit crimes against persons and property, while also opening beds in our overcrowded prisons and houses of correction for those who commit crimes against persons […]

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MA Rep. Tim Toomey on medical marijuana bill‏

l your MA State Rep & Senator. For a model letter on the legalization bill click here. For a model letter click on the medical bills click here. To read more about pending legislation in MA click here.                                               Michael, My position on medical marijuana remains the same. Rep. Smizik has filed similar medical marijuana […]

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