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 […]
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.
Worthwhile reading if you haven’t already seen this: “Every 25 Seconds: The Human Toll of Criminalizing Drug Use in the United States,” https://www.hrw.org/sites/default/files/report_pdf/usdrug1016_web_0.pdf
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 […]
Last week, the legislature reached agreement on legislation to control opioid drug abuse. The bill does a lot and I was pleased to support it. Compromises were reached on many of the key issues discussed on this site over the past few months.