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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 and prosecution for the possession of marijuana for medical purposes [Good Bill our friends at MPAA will be attending to speak to this]., Thomas McGee

MassCann/NORML’s Directors written testimony from 2009 to the same committee on the same legislation. 

H00477, By Mr. William “Smitty” Pignatelli of Lenox, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00477) of Gailanne Cariddi and others providing for drug and alcohol free school zones and penalties.  William Pignatelli Seeks to apply criminal punishment of 30 days for possessing a class D substance including marijuana while in or on any premises comprising an accredited public, private, or parochial school, youth center, or community center.

H01836, By Representative Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01836) of Murphy for legislation to provide for local option concerning the decriminalization of marihuana. James Murphy  Rather than accept the vote of 2008, this requires a city or town to accept Question 2!  This does not require a vote of the people, only the city counsel or town meeting!!

H01837, By Representative Mr. Murphy of Weymouth, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01837) of Murphy relative to possession of marijuana on certain public property in cities and towns. James Murphy  Makes it the old crime to possess marijuana within a school, school yard, play ground, public library, municipal owned land, municipal owned building, or municipal owned vehicle.

H00522, By Mr. Cleon H. Turner of Dennis, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00522) of Cleon H. Turner regulating the payment of fines levied for civil infractions. Cleon Turner Appears neutral at first reading, but seems could be used against Question 2 citation scofflaws.

H03138, By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3138) of Fresolo and Binienda relative to the penalties for Class D controlled substance violations John Binienda significantly increases penalties for cultivating, distributing and trafficking in cannabis.

The Drug War Ugly

S00802, By Mr. Joyce, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 802) of Kafka and Joyce for legislation relative to the drug Salvinorin  Brian Joyce

S00829, By Mr. Moore, petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 829) of Flanagan and Moore for legislation relative to synthetic marijuana  Michael Moore

H00424, By Mr. Viriato Manuel deMacedo of Plymouth, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00424) of Bradley H. Jones and others for legislation to include certain compounds in the classification of controlled substances.  Viriato deMacedo

H00425, By Mr. Viriato Manuel deMacedo of Plymouth, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00425) of Bradley H. Jones and others relative to the classification of certain controlled substances.  Viriato deMacedo

H00440, By Mr. Michael F. Kane of Holyoke, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 00440) of Michael F. Kane for legislation to provide a penalty for the sale to minors of “blunt wraps” made from tobacco and used for cigars.  Michael Kane

H00452, By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00452) of Robert M. Koczera relative to providing for drug free library zones.  Robert Koczera

H00526, By Mr. Webster of Pembroke, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00526) of Daniel K. Webster for legislation to include certain compounds in the classification of controlled substances.  Daniel Webster

H01383, By Mr. Steven M. Walsh of Lynn, petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 01383) of Steven M. Walsh relative to the classification of synthetic cannabiniods as Class D controlled substances.  Steven Walsh

H02133, By Mr. Binienda of Worcester, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 2133) of Binienda relative to the inclusion of K-2 or spice, any form of cannabis, including synthetic compounds or structures molecularly similar to cannabis under the controlled substances law John Binienda

H03288, By Mr. Naughton of Clinton, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3288) of Harold P. Naughton, Jr. for legilsation to include Salvia Divinorum and Salvinorin A in the classification of controlled substances . The Judiciary. , Harold Naughton

H00452, By Mr. Koczera of New Bedford, petition (accompanied by Bill, House, No. 00452) of Robert M. Koczera relative to providing for drug free library zones.  Robert Koczera