12-point Decline in Support for Q3 medical marijuana as Mass. voters become informed

12-point Decline in Support for Q3 medical marijuana as Mass. voters become informed

Voters grow weary of medical marijuana as they learn about community impacts

(OCTOBER 17, 2012) Wayland, MA – A recent poll of likely voters shows that support for the legalization of “medical” marijuana is dramatically falling as voters learn more about the details of the question.

“In our grassroots mobilization effort, we’ve been vigorously educating voters about the loopholes that would lead to the same negative effects that other states with medical marijuana laws are furiously working to reverse,” said Heidi Heilman, President of the Massachusetts Prevention Alliance and spokesperson for MaVoteNOonQuestion3.com.

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Out-of-state billionaire bankrolls marijuana ballot question in MA

Out-of-state billionaire bankrolls marijuana ballot question in MA

More than $1 million bankrolling the Question 3 “medical” marijuana initiative in Massachusetts is coming from out of state.

Peter Lewis, the 81-year-old, retired chief executive officer of Progressive Insurance, is practically single-handedly fueling this campaign from his home in Ohio. He openly supports recreational marijuana legalization and has bankrolled similar initiatives in other states. “Medical” marijuana is what opens the door to Lewis’ ultimate objective — full recreational legalization.

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The joke’s on us, or is it?

The joke’s on us, or is it?

You may have read about a mishap with the Massachusetts’ voter information booklets. The website address published in those guides directs people to a satirical website about marijuana instead of this one, our campaign’s official website.

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Bay State asking for big trouble

As the Boston Herald reported Sept. 12:

“With Massachusetts voters poised to legalize medical marijuana, a chilling new report on Colorado’s similar law shows the Rocky Mountain State has become a poorly regulated mecca for potheads and dealers — suggesting the Bay State may be on track to become New England’s own hemp haven.”

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The harms of indoor marijuana grows

The harms of indoor marijuana grows

Research findings presented this week in Denver underscore that marijuana users often have no idea what they’re really smoking and that their so-called “medicine” is often grown in mold-infested homes, offices and warehouses.

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Californians aren’t buying it. Massachusetts shouldn’t, either.

As the latest round of initiatives for marijuana legalization in California demonstrates, so-called “medical marijuana” very quickly leads to pushes for expansion of access to the drug and to well-funded and highly organized campaigns demanding outright legalization for recreational use.

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