STATE HOUSE SMOKE SIGNALS

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Senate President Rosenberg should realize that reformers only turned in that direction because, after decades of hearings, studies, and doubletalk at the State House, there have been no laws passed.

THE YEAR THE DPH AND GOVERNOR PATRICK TOTALLY SCREWED PATIENTS

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The MPAA, among others, hoped the DPH might finish vetting applications in early 2014 and move on to opening dispensaries in the fall.

THE VOTERS HAVE SPOKEN, AND THEY WANT TO TAX AND REGULATE WEED

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While these PPQs are non-binding, they set the stage for an expected 2016 statewide ballot initiative that the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP), a national group based out of Washington, DC, will be funding with the aim of regulating marijuana the same way we do alcohol.

100 MARIJUANA OVERDOSES (IN THE FANTASY WORLD OF DA BLODGETT)

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The Daily News of Newburyport reports that Essex County District Attorney Jonathan Blodgett told a roomful of people that “the increased potency of cannabis … which is often laced with high percentages of THC, ecstasy or crystal meth” has been in part responsible for 100 heroin overdoses in his jurisdiction this year alone.

HOME-GROW OR NO-GO

BLUNT TRUTH: HOME GROW OR NO-GO

Barring divine intervention, Massachusetts will vote on legal pot in 2016. But what will “legalization” mean? Will it be legal for you and me to grow dope in our homes? Or will growing dope only be legal for the owners of pot stores and marijuana dispensaries? Whether to include a strong home-grow provision is shaping […]