Another Poll Shows Support Dropping for MA Medical Marijuana

Another Poll Shows Support Dropping for MA Medical Marijuana

An October constituent calling poll shows support for Question 3, medical marijuana in Massachusetts, at just 54% with 37% opposed and 9% undecided.  In a statewide survey of 761 likely voters, and with a statistical margin of error of +/- 3.48%, this puts Question 3 at essentially even.

This substantial drop from previous polls is corroborated by a Public Policy Polling survey which reported a similar decline to 57% in support for Question 3.

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Rep. Carolyn Dykema Opposes MA Medical Marijuana as Proposed in Question 3

Rep. Carolyn Dykema Opposes MA Medical Marijuana as Proposed in Question 3

As one of the many gathered at the Massachusetts state house in opposition to the medical marijuana law proposed under Question 3 on the November 6, 2012 ballot, Representative Carolyn Dykema as a legislator and mother of teenage children urges “everyone to stand up and vote against this bill.”

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Vote No on 3 Urges Senator Keenan

Vote No on 3 Urges Senator Keenan

“Vague, ambiguous and open to exploitation,” is how Massachusetts Senator John Keenan (D) Quincy described the proposed medical marijuana law under ballot question 3.  At a press conference on the State House steps, Keenan implored voters to read and understand the law and urged them to vote no.

Watch the video to see and hear what else the Senator had to say.

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10 Reasons to Vote No…Not This Law, Not This Way

10 Reasons to Vote No…Not This Law, Not This Way

The medical marijuana law proposed for Massachusetts under Ballot Question 3 in 2012 is fraught with loopholes and ripe for abuse in the same manner it has been in other states.  And as these states are discovering it is nearly impossible to back track.  This is not a good law.  This is terrible public health policy.  Here’s why:

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Leaning “yes”? Please consider this…the devil is in the absence of details

Leaning “yes”? Please consider this…the devil is in the absence of details

Dear Voter:

We understand you may be leaning towards a “yes” vote on the medical marijuana Question 3.  We write to appeal to you to change your position and Vote No on this ballot initiative in the interest of public health and safety of Massachusetts.

In our last year of deep and rigorous research, we’ve learned that states that pass these measures are hard pressed to be able to change or alter them, and as they try, it becomes incredibly costly.  

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Massachusetts Police Chiefs Strongly Oppose Question 3

Massachusetts Police Chiefs Strongly Oppose Question 3

Re: Citizen Petition- Medical Use of Marijuana

The Massachusetts Chiefs of Police Association is strongly OPPOSED to the adoption of the ballot initiative in November 2012 relative to so-called “Medical Marijuana.” As the state’s leaders in the law enforcement community, we cannot sit idly by and watch the damage this proposal would have on our children and our communities.

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Be Informed On Question 3

Be Informed On Question 3

Question 3 proposes medical marijuana for Massachusetts, but the law is loose and ripe for abuse

Did you know? Massachusetts is considering a system that would allow people to grow, possess, transport and distribute marijuana. Systems built on similar laws are failing in other states.  Be Informed. Print and distribute this one pager.

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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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Reefer Madness — “More and more, this initiative sounds like trouble”

Reefer Madness — “More and more, this initiative sounds like trouble”

The following is a reprint of the Boston Globe, Saturday, October 13, 2012, Opinion page A9 article by Lawrence Harmon. Image at left from ISTOCKPHOTO/GLOBE STAFF ILLUSTRATION.   Mr. Harmon writes:

“If medical marijuana truly relieves suffering, it belongs in pharmacies

NONCOMPLIANCE IS the term used in medical circles to describe the state of incautious patients who ignore medical advice even at the risk of serious consequences.  The same label should apply the almost 70 percent of Massachusetts voters who, according to a recent Globe poll, support the legalization of marijuana for medical use.

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Massachusetts docs say NO on 3

Massachusetts docs say NO on 3

When the Commonwealth’s most respected medical societies say no to so-called medical marijuana, trust them: marijuana is not medicine.

  • Marijuana has not been subjected to the same rigorous, scientific testing as other drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Claims for its effectiveness are not scientifically proven, and would not be accepted as proof of effectiveness for any other medicine under development.
  • Marijuana poses health risks. For example, marijuana smoke contains more poisons than tobacco smoke, as well as carbon monoxide and tar. Its use has also been associated with long-term impairments of mental capacity.
  • Physician-prescribing of any drug is a medical decision and should be decided by scientific fact, not by public ballot.
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