Thursday, December 6, 2012
Stoughton Selectmen, following the lead of the Walpole Board of Selectmen, want more time to deal with the implementation of the medical marijuana law, passed statewide in this November's election.
With the medical marijuana law set to go effect Jan. 1, 2013, Stoughton Selectmen, following the lead of their counterparts in Walpole, voted Tuesday night to send a letter to Stoughton's State House delegation asking for a delay in implementing the law, giving local communities more time to prepare for potential zoning issues. The medical marijuana ballot initiative (Question 3) passed statewide in this November’s Presidential Election, with 63 percent of Massachusetts voters supporting it. Only two communities statewide - Mendon and Lawrence - voted against Question 3. Stoughton voters favored it 60% to 40%. “This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients,” …
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
The medical marijuana ballot initiative passed on Tuesday, which means up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open in 2013. Would you be OK with having one in town?
Medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts. The question is: where? The medical marijana ballot initiative that passed in Tuesdays election with 63 percent voter approval means that up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open up in the state in 2013. The new law goes into effect Jan. 1, but requires rules and regulations be set up by the Department of Public Health. Some towns and cities, such as Quincy, reportedly are already trying to line up regulations that would keep dispensaries out of their municipalities, which have proved troublesome in some of the nine states where medical marijuana dispensaries have been legal. Based on size, county seat, and demographics, there are a number of likely locations for marijuana dispensaries…
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Stoughton's Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton (OASIS) Coalition has announced its opposition to Question 3, which would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients.
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Editor's Note: Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote for or against three ballot measures (questions) this election cycle. The Organizing Against Substances in Stoughton (OASIS) Coalition has announced its opposition to Question 3: Medical Use of Marijuana. This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. The following is the OASIS position paper explaining its stance. A PDF version which includes footnote citations is posted in the media gallery of this article. Read more about question 3, including arguments for and against, by clicking here. *** The OASIS coalition is opposed to Question 3. As a community coalition working to prevent youth substance abuse…