Tuesday, April 2, 2013
The public has until April 20 to comment on the long-awaited draft regulations on how medical marijuana may be dispensed in Massachusetts. Weigh in on the regulations before Milton's May Annual Town Meeting where voters will discuss where to site dispensa
The regulations define everything from a debilitating medical condition to a certifying physician. They also outline the process for a physician to register as a prescribing physician. For example, a physician who wants to become certified must have one established practice in the state and an active full license with no prescribing restrictions. Once a patient is diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition, such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV, AIDS, hepatitis C, they can apply for a registration card that would be valid for five years from the date of issue and can be renewed. The guidelines also outline the process for becoming a dispensary agent. Any agents must be 21 years of age, have no felony convictions and cannot operate more …
Friday, March 15, 2013
At this year's May Town Meeting, voters will decide where would be the best place to grow and sell medical pot.
Milton is ahead of the medical marijuana question that is troubling many communities: Where to put the dispensaries? The Town is taking the question to the people and has sponsored a warrant article for the May 2013 Annual Town Meeting: “To see if the Town will vote to amend its General By Laws or Zoning By Laws to prohibit or regulate, with reasonable conditions, medical use of marijuana and/or growing of marijuana for medical use, including without limitation, limiting the location of a medical marijuana treatment center or the location where marijuana may be grown for medical use; and to act on anything relating thereto." This week, the state attorney general's office ruled that towns can regulate, but not ban medical marijuana …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
The medical marijuana ballot initiative passed on last week, which means up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open in 2013. Would you be OK with having one in Milton?
Medical marijuana is coming to Massachusetts. The question is: where? The medical marijana ballot initiative that passed in last Tuesday's election with 63 percent voter approval means that up to 35 medical marijuana dispensaries can open up in the state in 2013. Here in Milton, 57 percent of voters supported the initiative. The new law goes into effect January 1, but requires rules and regulations be set up by the Department of Public Health. Some towns and cities, such as neighboring Quincy, reportedly are already trying to line up regulations that would keep dispensaries out of their municipalities, which have proved troublesome in some of the nine states where medical marijuana dispensaries have been legal. What do you think? Should …
Saturday, November 3, 2012
Find out what a yes or no vote on Question 3 will mean.
On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races. Question 3 is regarding the legalization of medical marijuana. "This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition," the Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says. According to the website a "yes" vote would allow for patients to smoke marijuana if it is prescribed by a doctor. A "no" vote would make no change to the current law and keep the practice illegal.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Boston Magazine Senior Editor Casey Lyons will discuss legalizing medical marijuana on Tuesday as a guest of the Curry College Society of Professional Journalists.
The Curry College Society of Professional Journalists will host a special presentation on marijuana and the media tonight, October 30, at 7 p.m. Casey Lyons, senior editor for Boston Magazine, will be the keynote speaker on the timely topic as Massachusetts faces a ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana in the November 6 election. Lyons authored a piece entitled Lost in the Weeds, about Question 3 in the October issue of Boston Magazine. The event, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Curry College Student Center, Large Meeting Room.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Question 3 on the Nov. ballot will ask about legalizing medical marijuana.
This November voters will be able to cast a vote for or against legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. Those in favor of legalizing medical marijuana have formed the Committee For Compassionate Medicine or "Yes" for Massachusetts Patients, according to WBUR. The opponents are at MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com. Question 3 on the ballot reads: “A yes vote would enact the proposed law eliminating state criminal and civil penalties related to the medical use of marijuana, allowing patients meeting certain conditions to obtain marijuana produced and distributed by new state-regulated centers, or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use.” So we want to know: Are you for or against bringing medical marijuana to the …