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Joint Committee on the Judiciary Hearing October 5!

A complete list of bills to be heard is here: 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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New England Swings… On Marijuana Law Reform

Over, the past decade, New England has quietly emerged as a center of marijuana law reform. Outside of the West, no other region of the country has matched the advances of that historic corner of America bounded by New York, Canada, and the North Atlantic. Is there something in the maple syrup? When New England […]

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WWLP: 22News inFocus: The Marijuana Bill

A new bill sponsored by a state representative from Hampshire County calls for the legalization of marijuana. Amherst State Representative Ellen Story is the lead sponsor of the bill, which would legalize marijuana and tax it to generate revenue for our cash-strapped state. The law would be regulated and taxed like alcohol. READ MORE: The Marijuana […]

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Amherst: Story drafts legalization bill

Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) introduced a bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana to the current session of the Massachusetts General Court last month. Last November, 69 percent of the Third Hampshire District voted in favor of a public policy question instructing her to support such a measure. The bill, titled “The Cannabis Regulation and […]

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The Economist-YouGov poll finds strong majority support for legalizing marijuana

Georgetown, MA – Yesterday’s print edition of The Economist reports: A huge majority of Americans, more than two to one once don’t knows have been excluded, support the legalisation and taxation of marijuana. Even without excluding the don’t knows, a clear majority favours treating the drug equivalently to tobacco and alcohol. “Happy Toking,” The Economist, […]

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Public Policy Questions Win In All Eighteen Districts

(Click here for information on where candidates may stand (updated 10/26). Please use these results to write your state representaive and senator and demand he/she support reform! Legalization Question I: Shall the state representative/senator from this district be instructed to vote in favor of legislation that would allow the state to regulate the taxation, cultivation, […]

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Video of Judiciary Committee hearing on S. 1801 tax and regulate

  Bill Downing of MassCann/NORML testifies for marijuana legalization at State House Jack Cole, former New Jersey State Police speaks for marijuana legalization Grandmother denied custody of grandchild for cannabis use speaks at MA State House Student leaders testify for Massachusetts marijuana legalization, State House Scott Matalon, Stingray Body Art and community leader, marijuana legalization, […]

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ROCKLAND ARTICLE #45 The town voted to amend this by-law by striking out “criminal indictment or complaint pursuant to G.L. c.40 s. 21.or ” and voted to adopt article 45 as amended. PUBLIC CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA OR TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL No person shall smoke, ingest, or otherwise use or consume marijuana or tetrahydrocannabinol (as defined in G.L. […]

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