Author Archives: MIKE CANN

News Opinion 

BLUNT TRUTH: 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. Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: 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. Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: FREEDOM RALLY SMOKE AND VAPE FINES (AND THE PEOPLE WHO LOATHE THEM)

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With the 25th Annual Boston Freedom Rally scheduled for this Saturday and Sunday (Sept 13 and 14) on Boston Common, we figured now is a kind time to consult with a couple of rally veterans about the city’s recently enacted smoke and vape fine.
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Music News Opinion 

SILVER CANNAVERSARY: YOUR STUDY GUIDE TO THE 25TH MASSCANN/NORML BOSTON FREEDOM RALLY

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With last year’s media attention rightfully focused on that silly excuse – and with a new mayor who has campaigned on streamlining the permitting process – there are some signs that things will go smoothly, though you never really know. Continue reading

Music News 

BLUNT TRUTH: BATTLE FOR THE RALLY, MUSIC FOR A CAUSE

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“This is a big deal for our local Boston artists; if we locked them all up for [marijuana], where would I get my best local music to play on ‘AAF, ya know?” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: TODD MCCORMICK PRESENTS … GROW MEDICINE (YEAH, YOU READ THAT RIGHT)

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“It’s a nice development in some respects to see the state reforms coming on the East Coast more from a top-down model [than] when we did it originally in California from the grassroots up … Organically it was great to start but to really thrive there has to have more institutional support, implementation.” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH BIZ PROFILE: HEALTHY HEADIE LIFESTYLE

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These days, the couple may sell vaporizers through their site and through consultations, but it’s still a labor of love. As Holly reminds me, they “mostly offer free consults with an occasional generous donation.” Adds Steve: “I was painting a house earlier today.” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: MARIJUANA PATIENTS SUE MASS; WITH DISPENSARIES AROUND THE CORNER, THE LONG-EXPECTED WAR ON CAREGIVERS ERUPTS

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“They were so disinterested in helping patients they forgot to mention patients can also grow their own. Duh! I don’t get paid many tens of thousands of dollars by the state to do this shit like DPH employees do, and even I – a heavy cannabis user – noticed their unhelpful omission. They truly, deep-down, don’t give a shit about the patients.” Continue reading