Massachusetts Voters Tell Reps to Support Marijuana Decrim 11/8/02

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Building on similar success in 2000, MassCann and the Drug Policy Forum of Massachusetts won a clean sweep of marijuana decriminalization local advisory ballots in 42 Bay State towns and cities. The local advisory ballots are non-binding resolutions urging elected representatives in the districts at stake to vote in support of measures removing criminal penalties for marijuana possession or use. According to a report from DPFMA, the measures passed in every city and town they were on the ballot. In Boston, for example, the measure passed at 61%, while in Quincy it came in with 59%.

Official results have yet to be posted on the Secretary of State's web site, and the Boston Globe hasn't bothered to mention them either, so DRCNet thanks DPF Massachusetts for making this information available.

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