Mike Cann

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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: BASICALLY EVERYTHING WE REMEMBER FROM THE FREEDOM RALLY

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As you might imagine, regular Blunt Truth columnist Mike Cann needed a break after more than two days of nonstop partying. The Freedom Rally, though a certifiable force of good, can take its toll on mortals, and so we told Mike we would fill this space with all our memories remaining from the glorious 25th anniversary of the mighty MassCann tradition. 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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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

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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: AFTER 50 YEARS, UMASS FINALLY PAYS HERBAL HOMAGE

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Of all the evidence suggesting the stigma against cannabis has shifted, one should especially look to the fact that old records related to the early grassroots movements for grass are now in high demand. 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