I supported Question 4, legalizing marijuana, because I feel there are too many ways for young people to get caught up in the criminal justice system. I think the ballot question needs little modification — but there are two kinds of troubling proposals under discussion in the legislature. I would welcome your thoughts before voting.
SD 792 was filed “by request” — it represents the views of one of my constituents, not my own views.
As a public advocate of marijuana legalization, I look forward to supporting the full implementation of the people’s will. However, I was not troubled by the decision yesterday to postpone the commercial sale of marijuana by six months. The real battles to protect the people’s will lie ahead.
I thought the Boston Globe got it just right in its recent endorsement of Question 4: The question may not be perfectly framed, but the answer is definitely yes.
I support the legalization of marijuana. The following summarizes why: The criminalization of marijuana has resulted in vastly unequal treatment between the white community and communities of color. The “crime” of marijuana possession has resulted in far too many people being involved in the criminal justice system, which has a long-term detrimental effect on person’s […]
Here is a letter 3 of us composed for our community. It was suggested we share it with people outside our community Mark Friedman M.D. As two pediatricians and a public health official with long commitments over many years to the health of children we encourage a no vote on ballot question 4. This […]