Medical Marijuana: Will Massachusetts Voters OK Weed?

Medical Marijuana: Will Massachusetts Voters OK Weed?

Last week, we reported on Massachusetts medical marijuana advocates' move to gather enough signatures to put prescription pot on November's ballot.

Now, it looks like Mass voters will def vote on weed.

Here's what happened: in Mass, voters can prompt the Legislature to consider a law if they gather 68,000 signatures on a petition.

If the measure doesn't gain traction, voters can then directly decide it -- so long as they gather an additional 11,000 sigs.

This is what took place last week.

As detailed by the Patriot Ledger, the proposal also includes details on dispensaries.

Under the would-be law, curative cannabis would be made and distributed by "new state-regulated centers or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use."

There would be up to as many as 35 pot shops in the state, with at least one but no more than five per county.

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