Marijuana should be regulated like alcohol. It is dishonest to regulate one and not the other. It is not the evil weed. Some people will try it. Most will probably not like it. Lets start taking narco businesses apart and getting our young people back.
I’m in favor of legalizing marijuana because it has been used as a way to keep black men at slave wages. I’ve read that more young white men use drugs than any other group. Yet, do you ever read about a drug raid in Wellesley or Dover? The raids generate prisoners who shovel snow for […]
This year Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to decide whether four initiative petitions will become law. In Massachusetts, the Secretary of the Commonwealth‘s Office publishes and distributes a voter guide, which contains information on each question. There is a summary of the proposed law, which is written by the Attorney General’s Office; an explanation of a […]
A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed on Harvard Avenue in Allston and is moving through the state approval process. The company has secured signatures on a petition indicating non-opposition from nearby businesses and a letter of support from the Allston Civic Association. In November 2012, 65% of voters approved a ballot question to legalize medical marijuana.
Senator Brownsberger supports the move to legalize marijuana and the efforts to put this question on the ballot in 2016. On September 22 he appeared on Broadside and Greater Boston on this issue, as well as being included in various press coverage, all of which can viewed and read here.
I’ve been hearing from a number of constituents who are calling for full legalization and taxation of marijuana. I think that it is much more useful to focus on reducing mandatory minimum sentences for the harder drugs and I’m hopeful that our financial crunch will create the conditions for responsible movement on sentencing policy.