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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: QUESTIONS FOR OUR GOV-TO-BE …

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Medical marijuana passed in 2012, and patients still cannot get access in 2014. What will you do about that, and how quickly? Is it acceptable to you that patients should be denied their medicine for years while a long political process plays out? Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: ‘THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH HAS BLOOD ON ITS HANDS TODAY’

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As the crowd got bigger, the smell of marijuana and the message grew stronger, more specific. “They’ve taken $3 million of applicant dollars,” said Martin, who along with others questioned what the commonwealth has done with patient and dispensary fees. “Show me the money!” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: HOME-GROW OR NO-GO

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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? Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: MASS HACKS THREATEN MEDICAL

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Without a public hearing or input from patients and pot advocates, State Senators Bruce Tarr and Brian Joyce advanced budget amendments that would slow the process down even further and subject everything from grass to edibles to a 6.25 percent sales tax. Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: POE FOR PHILLY CITY COUNCIL

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“4,000 people in this city arrested last year for small amounts of marijuana, 3000 of them African-Americans … This is a racist policy.” Continue reading

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BLUNT TRUTH: AIRWAVE ACTIVISM WITH MIKE HSU OF WAAF

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Entercom’s mainstream rock station, WAAF, isn’t necessarily the first place you’d expect to find the honest truth on cannabis. But then there’s the case of Mike Hsu who, over the last 15 years, has routinely–and, most importantly, intelligently–carried the torch for sane marijuana policy live over the airwaves. Continue reading