Politics

Mayor of Boston Continues to Battle Patients and Dispensaries for Safe Access

Mayor of Boston Continues to Battle Patients and Dispensaries for Safe Access

In the Age of Information, now is probably the worst time to be misinformed especially in the public eye. The internet gives us the ability to communicate globally sharing knowledge that makes it inexcusable to spread false data. Personal testimonies have a larger impact when changing the perception from what someone might have believed. Cannabis […]

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Bay State Repeal Files First Draft of Initiative Petition

Bay State Repeal Files First Draft of Initiative Petition

Bay State Repeal files first draft of an initiative petition legalizing marijuana sales to adults while restricting access to minors   Reading, MA – On Friday Bay State Repeal (BSR), the ballot-initiative committee aiming to draft the least restrictive citizen initiative to repeal marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts, filed the first draft of a potential initiative petition with […]

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Schedule 1 Ruling in Federal Court Delayed

US Attorney Greg Broderick and defense attorney Zenia Gilg argue in front of Judge Kimberly Mueller. Drawing by Ron Mullins of Sacramento NORML. by Jeremy Daw Judge Kimberly Mueller, the federal magistrate who made history by granting defense requests for a five-day hearing on the constitutionality of the continued inclusion of cannabis in Schedule I […]

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Bay State Repeal Warns Against Excessive Taxation

Bay State Repeal Warns Against Excessive Taxation

Bay State Repeal and MassCann’s Andy Gaus co-authored an article that was picked up by AP and Boston Herald. http://www.bostonherald.com/news_opinion/local_coverage/2015/03/pro_pot_legalization_group_warns_against_excessive_taxation BOSTON — A group pushing for a 2016 ballot question on legalizing the recreational use of marijuana is warning against imposing excessive taxation or fees on the sale of pot. Bay State Repeal on Wednesday […]

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The Daily Chronic – “Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives”

The Daily Chronic – “Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives”

Incoming Massachusetts Governor Against Marijuana Legalization; Supports Ballot Initiatives Scott Gacek of The Daily Chronic reports: “If Massachusetts is going to legalize marijuana within the next four years, it appears that it will have to be done via the ballot initiative process. In an interview with the Springfield Republican, Governor-elect Charlie Baker (R) said he […]

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CALL DEVAL: TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WE WANT ACTION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA NOW!

CALL DEVAL: TELL OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS WE WANT ACTION FOR MEDICAL MARIJUANA NOW!

    The MPAA, Massachusetts Patient Advocacy Alliance, is calling us all to action: We must call the Governor’s office and tell him to fix the caregiver system, launch the patient/caregiver registration system, and begin the process to license more dispensaries. No more politics before patients! Governor Patrick’s Boston Office 617.725.4005 Springfield Office 413.784.1200 Please read […]

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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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City Council Holds Hearing on the Evils of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

City Council Holds Hearing on the Evils of Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

Boston’s City Council, now headed by anti-pot airhead Bill Linehan, held a hearing March 4 on medical marijuana dispensaries in Boston that was almost entirely devoted to the potential evils of having such establishments among us. Chris Faraone of the Weekly Dig was kind enough to attend the hearing so that the rest of us […]

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Conservatives for Legalization

Conservatives for Legalization

An informal poll by the Huffington Post of conservatives attending the annual Conservative Political Action Conference at National Harbor, Maryland, found that a majority of those polled were in favor of legalizing marijuana and taxing and regulating it in a manner similar to alcohol, a position notably espoused by libertarians Ron and Rand Paul. An […]

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