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By "Radical" Russ Belville on July 17, 2009
Thumbing their noses at the state’s lax new pot law, Bay State stoners are brazenly lighting up in front of cops and then refusing to pay fines – leading some frustrated police chiefs to all but give up the fight. Local police report widespread defiance of the six-month-old law, and a Herald review shows a [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 12, 2009
ASHLAND – Two Webster men who went to the Police Station to bail out a friend on Monday were arrested after police saw them with a marijuana-filled cigar while parked in front of the station. Jason Barry, 22, and his cousin, Brian Cherry, 18, were arrested at 6:17 p.m. According to a police report filed [...]
By Justice on June 3, 2009
Boston police threatened to whack weed enthusiasts this weekend at Fenway Park but could not say how many $100 pot citations were issued to fans of Phish and the Dave Matthews Band.
Despite the weekend-long music mayhem, police tallied just one arrest – for distributing nitrous oxide-filled balloons – according to BPD spokesman Eddy Crispin
By Paul Armentano on May 12, 2009
On Tuesday May 19, members of the Joint Committee on Public Health <http://www.mass.gov/legis/comm/j16.htm> will hear testimony in favor of H.2160, <http://www.mass.gov/legis/bills/house/186/ht02/ht02160.htm> “The Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Act,” which seeks to make Massachusetts the fourteenth state to legalize the medical use of cannabis. The hearing is scheduled to take place at 10am in room A2 at the [...]
By Justice on May 6, 2009
An article proposed by police Chief Robert Picariello called for increasing the fine for public use of marijuana to $300, added to the $100 civil fine provided in last November’s initiative petition decriminalizing the possession of small amounts of the drug.
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 4, 2009
By "Radical" Russ Belville on April 24, 2009
Please visit our allies at MassCann/NORML to learn how Massachusetts towns are trying to increase the penalties for marijuana possession, and what you can do about it. The voters by a 65% vote decided to make marijuana possession a $100 fine-only offense, yet thanks to loopholes, many towns are trying to enact local ordinances to [...]
By Chris Goldstein on April 4, 2009
On 4-2-09 Congressmen Ron Paul and Barney Frank answer questions about about their federal legislation HR 5842 and HR5843, Attorney General Eric Holder’s statements on medical marijuana raids, President Obama’s online town-hall snub and hemp farming.
Posted in ECONOMICS, GOVERNMENT, LEGISLATION, SCIENCE | Tagged Chris Goldstein, Decriminalization, HB1866, Hemp, HR5842, HR5843, Industrial Hemp Farming Act 2009, Marijuana, Massachusetts, medical marijuana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rep. Barney Frank, Rep. Ron Paul, Texas | 4 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 24, 2009
Download link: NORML Daily Audio Stash for 2009-03-24 Hemp Headlines Massachusetts introduces marijuana legalization bills Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows Jury Acquits Bruce Olson in Washington Medical Marijuana Case Maine Medical Marijuana Initiative has 55,000 signatures Government at Work Dan Linn from Illinois NORML on SB 1381 (medmj) bill hearing [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on March 23, 2009
California’s highly publicized effort to legalize the commercial cultivation and sale of cannabis is getting some well-deserved company! A pair of bills — House Bill 2929 and Senate Bill 1801 — seeking to “tax and regulate the cannabis industry” have just been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature. These proposals seek to legally regulate the commercial [...]