Monday, January 12, 2009

Massachusetts:They decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana

Another state showing that the laws against marijuana are arcane and out dated. Hopefully more people across the nation will realize that are "drugs" are not created equal. ALL NATURAL ...ALL GOOD... IS HOW WE SEE IT AT CHEEBA CHEEBA YALL!!!

On Election Day, voters in Massachusetts took what they think will be a step forward for their state: They decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Before you brush that off with, "Well, that's Massachusetts for you," consider that this is a state with not only a liberal bent but a strong Puritan streak. This is a place where you can't buy wine in a grocery store or pick up beer in a 7-Eleven.

By two to one, voters decided that possessing less than an ounce of marijuana will net a civil fine of $100 and no criminal record (and, for young offenders, a required drug-education program and community service). The laws on growing and trafficking in marijuana are unchanged. But unless the state legislature overturns the ballot initiative, the penalty for possession will be, for adults, bigger than a parking ticket, smaller than a misdemeanor.

by CN Staff on January 11, 2009

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