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January 2009 News

Up in smoke: New pot policy puts restraint local enforcement
Medford Transcript – Jan. 29

Push to hike drug fine set for final vote
Boston Globe Northwest Region – Jan 29

Wellesley sees its first marijuana citation
Wellesley Townman – Jan 28

West Bridgewater looks to uproot weed use
West Bridgewater Times – Jan 28

No cases yet under new marijuana law
Bedford Minuteman – Jan 28

Question 2 backlash heats up
Boston Phoenix – Jan. 28

Enforcing a new law
Wilmington Advocate – Jan. 28

High stakes
Middlesex East – Jan 25

Bylaw targets public smoking of pot in Orleans
Wickedlocal Cape Cod – Jan. 27

Commissioner backs pot penalties
The Republican – Jan. 27

Marijuana law on Springfield agenda
The Republican – Jan. 26

Superintendent: It’s still illegal to bring marijuana to school
Salem News – Jan. 26

Medway may stiffen pot penalties
Country Gazette – Jan. 23

HEARD IN THE HALLS: Pot activists learn bureaucracy is the ultimate buzzkill
Patriot Ledger – Jan. 24

Wellesley Town Meeting may see item incorporating pot into bylaws
Wellesley Townsman – Jan. 23

Local police adjust to decriminalization of marijuana
Westborough News – Jan. 23

Council want to clear the air on pot
The Herald News – Jan. 23

Civil citations, ready for marijuana law
Nashoba Publishing – Jan. 23

Nine cited for marijuana since law change
North Andover Citizen – Jan. 22

Framingham board OKs new marijuana regulation
Metrowest Daily News – Jan. 23

Police adjusting to new marijuana law
Weston Town Crier – Jan. 22

Medway may stiffen pot penalties
Milford Daily News – Jan. 22

Cape lawmaker looks to tweak marijuana law
Standard-Times Jan 22

Cape lawmaker seeks to toughen new pot law
Cape Cod Times – Jan. 22

Cruisers equipped with marijuana scales
Hingham Journal – Jan. 21
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
The Enterprise – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Patriot Ledger – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Daily News Tribune – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Taunton Daily Gazette – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Daily News Transcript – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Milford Daily News – Jan. 22
Hingham cruisers equiped with marijuana scales
Metrowest Daily News – Jan. 22

Police chief hopes to strengthen marijuana enforcement
Canton Citizen – Jan. 21

Cape Cod lawmaker files bill to tighten new pot law
Boston Herald – Jan. 21

Mass. lawmakwer files bill to tighten new pot law
The Republican – Jan. 21

Town board establishes penalties for smoking marijuana in public places
Metrowest Daily News – Jan. 21

Council, Manzi remain mellow over marijuana law
Eagle Tribune – Jan. 21

Panel eyes $500 fine for public pot smoking
Braintree Forum – Jan. 20

West Newbury Board of Selectmen reject proposed by-law
Newburyport News – Jan. 20

Lawmaker files bill tightening up marijuana law
Bedford Miuteman – Jan. 20

Pot smokers to protest marijuana fine increase
Eagle-Tribune – Jan. 20

Marijuana possession fees collected
Hingham Journal – Jan. 18

Police issue first pot ticket
Old Colony Memorial and Plymouth Bulletin Jan. 18
Add Plymouth to list of communities where police
want by-law.

Parents call pot bust ‘witch hunt’
Nashoba Valley – Jan. 16

The stems and seeds of the new marijuana law
West Roxbury Transcript – Jan. 13
Allston-Brighton – Jan. 16

Pot law details hazy
Telegram & Gazette – Jan. 16

Police chief seeks additional marijuana penalties
Melrose Free Press – Jan. 16

Police not concerned about pot law
Concord Journal – Jan. 16

State Rep wants stiffer penalties for pot dealers and growers
Patriot Ledger – Jan. 15

Needham to ‘wait-and-see’ on new marijuana law
Needham Times – Jan. 14

Danvers police set to enforce marijuana law
Danvers Herald – Jan. 14

The dope on Question 2
Bolton Common – Jan. 12

Chief does not want Lynn going to pot
The (Lynn) Daily Item – Jan. 14

Council thwarts marijuana proposal
Two orders sent to circular file
Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 14

Pot law sparking town dispute
Telegram & Gazette, Jan. 14

Questions remain about new Massachusetts pot law
Lowell Sun – Jan. 12

Methuen mayor seeks tougher penalties
Eagle-Tribune – Jan. 13

New marijuana law yet to present challenge for Swampscott police
Lynn Daily Items – Jan 13

DEA denies U-Mass professor’s marijuana-for-research bid
The Republican – Jan. 13

U-Mass loses marijuana lab bid
Boston Globe – Jan. 13

The dope on Quesion 2
The Harvard Post – Jan. 12

Springfield sets model for pot law
The Republican – Jan. 11

Police adust to new pot law
Acton-Boxborough Beacon – Jan. 9

Officials look to adding tough fines for smoking pot in public
Metrowest Daily News – Jan. 9

Officials look to adding tough fines for smoking pot in public
Daily News Transcript – Jan. 9

Officials look to adding tough fines for smoking pot in public
Milford Daily News – Jan. 9

Officials look to adding tough fines for smoking pot in public
Taunton Daily Gazette – Jan. 9

Mew marijuana law – or lack thereof – test local PD
Nashoba Publishing – Jan. 9

Police scramble to codify new marijuana bust procedures
Wicked Local Lancaster – Jan. 9

Andover is first area community to issue pot tickets
Eagle Tribune – Jan. 9

More marijuana fines possible
The Daily News of Newburyport – Jan. 9

Police scramble to codify new marijuana bust procedures
Clinton Times & Courier – Jan. 9

Framingham marijuana bylaw may be moot
Framingham TAB – Jan. 8

Authorities grapple with new marijuana law
Marblehead Reporter – Jan. 8

City attempts to strenghten pot penalties
Worcester Telegram – Jan. 8

New pot law poses questions on enforcement
Martha’s Vineyard Times – Jan. 8

Local chiefs scratching heads over new pot law
The Salem News – Jan. 7

Revere police chief eyes tougher pot laws
The Daily Item of Lynn – Jan. 7

Framingham marijuana bylaw may be moot
MetroWest Daily News – Jan. 7

Framingham airs marijuana restrictions
Boston Globe – Jan. 7

Marijuana suspect claims ‘retaliation’ over new state law
Worcester Telegram – Jan. 6

Milford may outlaw smoking pot on town property
Milford Daily News – Jan. 6

Health board set to vote on pot policy
MetroWest Daily News – Jan. 5

Some chiefs say they will ignore pot law
Standard-Times – Jan . 4

Marijuana decriminalization thrills some, worries others
Sentinel & Enterprise – Jan. 3

School pot policy to remain unchanged
Daily Item – Jan. 3

Boston goes to pot
Boston Herald – Jan. 3

Some Mass. police chiefs say they’ll ignore pot law
Boston Herald – Jan. 3

Many police chiefs say they won’t enforce new Mass. marijuana law …
Boston Globe – Jan. 3

Answers few on ‘Question 2’
Berkshire Eagle – Jan. 3
At a glance: marijuana reform
Berkshire Eagle – Jan. 3

Some Mass. chiefs say they’ll ignore pot law
The Republican – Jan 3

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Pot law shouldn’t pose problems
Salem News – Jan. 2

Bong… new pot law a budding disaster for cops
O Jornal, Fall river – Jan. 2

Diversion program cut city pot penalty
Worcester Telegram – Jan. 2

Pot law leaves rule very fuzzy
Worcester Telegram – Jan. 2

Cape tip chief says issues impact new pot law
Bourne Courrier – Jan. 2

Cape tip chief says issues impact new pot law
Yarmouth Register – Jan. 2

Police chiefs say pot law sows confusion
Sun-Chronicle – Jan. 2

Safety group maps plan for tackling new pot law
Gloucester Times – Jan. 2

New Pot Law In Effect In Massachusetts
WBZ- TV – Jan. 1

New marijuana legislation goes into effect midnight Thursday
WBZ-1030 AM – Jan. 1

Police prepare for new pot law
Fall River Herald News – Jan. 1

Cape tip chief says issues impact new pot law
Wicked Local Wellfleet – Jan. 1

Authorities denounce pot law
The Republican – Jan. 1

Police seeking changes to pot law
Attleboro Sun-Chronicle – Jan. 1

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