"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.
It’s important to acknowledge the entire timeline of this story too, starting with the investigation of Downing’s previous venture, Yankee Care Givers.
Brace yourself for last week’s “Who's prescribing marijuana?” by Todd Feathers in the Lowell Sun. It’s a pathetic slanted story posing as a fair and balanced piece, a medical marijuana article with no patients, reefer madness front and center.
With Facebook still hostile to cannabis users, an alternative emerges
The road to legal is paved with hard work, not edibles
Zuckerberg, if you are listening, you have a problem. Fix it.
Overall, though, the real shame is that so many people who consider or call themselves marijuana “activists” are not out collecting signatures, or even campaigning online.
With a year to go until voters decide on the future of legal marijuana in Mass, the Commonwealth’s enduring anti-prohibition column recalibrates. Don’t call it a Cannback.