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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

News Opinion 

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

News Opinion 

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

Arts 

BLUNT TRUTH: DEEK DIEDRICKSEN’S LITTLE BOXES AREN’T MADE OF TICKY TACKY

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Almost a decade ago, Derek “Deek” Diedricksen was the local rock radio jock who I could always count on to support local pot reform … I caught up with my old friend to ask about his meteoric career change. Continue reading