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Poll: Medical Marijuana in Massachusetts

Voters will be asked to decide in November.

Should Massachusetts allow marijuana to be used and grown for medicinal purposes?

The ballot initiative calls for Massachusetts to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with chronic medical problems. It also calls for treatment centers to be created to cultivate and distribute the drug.

It isn't the first time Massachusetts voters have been asked to weigh in on marijuana law changes. In 2008, voters approved an initiative that reduced possession of small amount of marjuana from a criminal offense to a fine.

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state's top law enforcement official, said in April that, if passed, the initiative is "going to cause a huge headache making sure it’s not abused." Still, her office was neutral on the initiative, she said.

Do you support medical marijuana in Massachusetts? Let us know by posting a comment below and take our poll. (Supporters of the measure: please vote ONCE only.)

Mike Parent August 24, 2012 at 12:45 PM
Why must we get approval or permission from Police Officials? They have a vested interest in keeping Marijuana Prohibition in place as they make money and get power from it. Just legalize and regulate marijuana as we do alcohol and free those officers up to pursue crimes that actually have victims!
Steven Epstein August 24, 2012 at 10:10 PM
Free as spinich, just don't give sell to persons under 17.
Paul Hurteau August 25, 2012 at 10:27 AM
If anything, Alcohol should be illegal.
Judith Otto August 27, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Your "yes" vote, phrased as "Yeah, Dude," is inappropriate given that this is a vote for MEDICAL marijuana. Anyone who's had the benefit of it while undergoing chemotherapy, for example, will not appreciate such wording.
Chris August 28, 2012 at 05:10 PM
Don't people have enough to get messed up on legally? Adult pot smokers are embarassing too.
Paul Hurteau August 28, 2012 at 08:27 PM
See, there in lies the issue. Alcohol induces rage. Marijuana does not Alcohol causes death and health issues. Marijuana does not. Alcohol is legal. Marijuana is not. WHY?
Mary Alice Wistman August 29, 2012 at 01:10 AM
I agree. For those that need the substance as medication, it's offensive to phrase the positive response with a steroetypically worded negative phrase.
Judith Otto August 30, 2012 at 02:16 AM
Exactly!
sheila ribeiro August 31, 2012 at 11:45 PM
well jordan I must say it's the first time I heard that one fact of the matter young man yes, your age is showing. i'm no snob, only about 40 years older, I too know that it has wonderful medicinal qualities , and I too believe in medical marijuana for greater reasons than that, there are enough. criminals in this world that will keep our prisons' flourishing Sleep tight darlin and say your prayers
Jordan September 01, 2012 at 01:29 AM
Sheila, Thank you for your condescending comment.
Roger Winstonian September 09, 2012 at 12:25 PM
"Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state's top law enforcement official, said in April that, if passed, the initiative is 'going to cause a huge headache making sure it’s not abused.'" You're the Attorney General! If you're not up to the job of enforcing laws that pass, then let the people of Massachusetts know and step aside! Regardless, I have full faith that you will uphold the laws of the state.
Jordan September 10, 2012 at 04:36 PM
How many people have beat their wives after smoking a joint? How many people have crashed their cars after smoking pot? How many people go to jail for aggressive behavior after smoking weed? The war on weed a comical.
Paul Hurteau September 10, 2012 at 07:58 PM
It's so "comical" it makes me want to cry. You're points are well made. As a police officer what he would rather respond to. A stoned domestic abuse call or a drunk domestic abuse call? Oh, I forget, the don't get stoned domestic abuse call's.
Paul Hurteau September 10, 2012 at 07:59 PM
"As" a police officer what he would rather respond to. I meant ASK
Info October 01, 2012 at 08:10 PM
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