Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson on embracing cannabis reform
“The question is: How fast can we move people from the illicit market to the legal market, and that really depends on access and taxes, so those are the two things that are important to me.”
From political persecution to medical acceptance
"I don’t like that the regulated marijuana industry would be happy about anybody being arrested over cannabis."
"We are hoping to have as many strains as people want, with the lowest cost to our members, and will offer greater discounts for vets who want to volunteer."
“Why can’t we just grow the plant and allow businesses to supply those who want it?”
Legislature’s joint committee on joints convenes (mostly) prohibitionist forces
GRUDGE WAR: MASS CONTINUES PERSECUTION OF CANNABIS DOC IN THE LEGALIZATION ERA
"There’s so much to be gained from cannabis, why ruin lives over it?"
His mistakes go on, from claiming, “decriminalization destroys early intervention,” to failing to understand that court-ordered drug treatment for pot is an enormous waste of resources that could go to treating opiate addiction.