logo
Featured on 40:     E-ZPass Sign-Up     The Pit Bull Debate     Sox Trades     Brittany Skydives!     Weather Discussion    
share on facebook share on twitter
Breaking News
Victim rushed to hospital, after shooting on Main St. in Springfield Read more

Activists Hoping to Legalize Marijuana in Mass.

marijuana

BOSTON (AP) — Pro-marijuana activists are hoping to put a question on the state’s 2016 ballot that would legalize pot in Massachusetts.

The group Bay State Repeal said it filed the necessary paperwork earlier this week to get the process rolling.

Group spokesman Bill Downing said the goal is to create the simplest and least restrictive plan to lift the state’s prohibition on marijuana while still barring non-medical distribution to children.

Downing said the group plans to test different versions of the initiative with non-binding referendum questions next year in some state House and Senate districts.

One possible version would call on the state to tax and regulate cannabis like alcohol.

Washington and Colorado legalized the recreational use of marijuana by adults over 21 last year and authorized its sale at state-licensed stores.

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.

Comments

WGGB encourages readers to share their thoughts and engage in healthy dialogue about the issues. Comments containing personal attacks, profanity, offensive language or advertising will be removed. Please use the report comment function for any posts you feel should be reviewed. Thank you.
blog comments powered by Disqus