Bans and delays on marijuana industry businesses and regulations are harmful. Anyone who says otherwise is likely either pushing opioids or is a member of the reefer madness coalition known as Project S.A.M. I have seen bans and moratoriums play out in Oregon, and they don’t help anyone except those that benefit from failed prohibition. Today and tomorrow are big days in Massachusetts, with bans and industry regulation delays on agendas and ballots in some areas. Make your voice heard. Below is an e-mail action alert that I received out of Massachusetts:
Today and tomorrow, the communities listed below will vote on local proposals to ban or delay marijuana businesses. This will only help fuel the illicit market and cause cities and towns to forfeit potential tax revenue. If you are a registered voter in one of these communities, be sure you attend these votes and OPPOSE local bans and moratoriums.
MILLIS — TODAY
There is a Town Meeting today at 7:30 p.m. at the High School/Middle School auditorium at 245 Plain Street. Vote NO on Article 2, which would impose a moratorium on adult-use marijuana facilities through December 2018.
AMESBURY — TOMORROW
The Amesbury City Election is scheduled for tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. You can vote at Amesbury High School, located at 5 Highland Street.Vote NO on Question 1, which would prohibit non-medical marijuana stores from operating.
RANDOLPH — TOMORROW
The Randolph Town Election will take place tomorrow from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Vote NO on the proposed ordinance, which would prohibit businesses from growing, testing, manufacturing, or selling marijuana for non-medical use. Find your polling place here.
Director of State Campaigns
Marijuana Policy Project