Marijuana Question Officially on Massachusetts Ballot

Jul 12, 2016


On Monday July 11, Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin announced the four measures that have qualified for the November ballot, including the initiative entitled “Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana,” which will appear as Question 4 on the ballot.

The initiative would allow persons aged 21 and older to purchase, possess, use, and transfer marijuana and products containing marijuana concentrates, including edible products.  It would also allow a taxed and regulated marijuana market in the state.

This is exciting news for proponents of legalized marijuana in Massachusetts, as it was only last week that, after the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol submitted enough signatures to qualify, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in favor of allowing the marijuana question on the ballot after it had been challenged by opponents.

If you are a Massachusetts resident, go here to find out how you can help Question 4 win this November!


2 responses to “Marijuana Question Officially on Massachusetts Ballot”

  1. I just paid $375 to treat my PTSD in Connecticut. I Had no choice. I just don’t understand why opiates are paid for by insurance , yet the medicine that’s not caused the heroine epidemic our state/country faces is still costing me an extravagant amount of money. I have been out of work since FEB 27, after 24 years of service as a caretaker to developmentally disabled due to my PTSD but I can not AFFORD medicine for my symptoms..,maybe regulating it like alcohol will lower prices and I can drive over the border to Mass. To purchase medicine at a reasonable cost. I am a single mom of two boys ages 12/15. They are my world and I’ve had to spend every ounce of my savings to try and get better from my PTSD symptoms which I won’t specify but it has been a horrific struggle. I am 4 months behind on my bills/mortgage and DEF not in any shape to purchase the medicine in CT even with my legal card. So CONGRATS to Mass. I pray that your state leads this part of the country in this movement. It’s progress and hopefully the rest of the country takes note. Lord knows I live in Connecticut and I’m not the only one who fell on hard times. Today… I will just say thank you for letting me live another day with my 2 boys and my “adopted” disabled 66 year old disabled brother. I hope to be Abe to someday be able to afford any type of medicine that helps me overcome this obstacle and I KNOW this change in Massachusetts will lead to others who suffer from medical conditions statistically proven to help Horrible medical symptoms that accompany such things like seizures, MS,, PTSD insomnia… Etc etc etc.

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