TELL US: Should Medical Marijuana Be Legal?

Question 3 on the Nov. ballot will ask about legalizing medical marijuana.

This November voters will be able to cast a vote for or against legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth. 

According to WBUR, proponents have formed the Committee For Compassionate Medicine (Subtitle: ‘Yes’ for Massachusetts Patients).

The opponents are at MaVoteNoOnQuestion3.com.

Question 3 on the ballot reads: “A yes vote would enact the proposed law eliminating state criminal and civil penalties related to the medical use of marijuana, allowing patients meeting certain conditions to obtain marijuana produced and distributed by new state-regulated centers, or, in specific hardship cases, to grow marijuana for their own use.”

So we want to know: Are you for or against bring medical marijuana to the state?

Harold F Quinn October 03, 2012 at 05:38 PM
For anything that eases pain for patients with little side effects.
Paul Bishop October 03, 2012 at 05:41 PM
Massachusetts has essentially decriminalized recreational use, reducing possession of up to an ounce to what is equivalent to a traffic fine... meanwhile, sick people suffer. Sick people aren't able to go hang around a convenience store parking lot at two in the morning to find a way to stop intractable vomiting from chemotherapy, but the recreational weed smoker can and does. This isn't a referendum on the law already passed. As it stands right now, our law sends the absolute WRONG message- Recreational use is fine, but suffering patients should be made to suffer and live in fear. Recreational use possibly needs more deterrance, but keeping it out of the hands of those that actually need it is just not right.
* October 03, 2012 at 05:57 PM
As someone who is only 56 years of age with two types of arthritis's, I believe it would be a better alternative than the plethora of medications that are involve in suppressing the daily pains & aches of this medical disease. Which by the way, will never leave your body, once its in your circulatory system!
Paul Bishop October 03, 2012 at 06:09 PM
Unlike California however, I believe in a couple of caveats- the first of these being that MJ only be considered where there is no reasonable alternative, and after other more appropriate measures cannot be used. For wasting syndromes, Chemotherapy sickness, MS spasiticity, things of this nature, where the evidence is clear- patients who choose (with doctor's approval) to treat their symptoms with it ought to at least not be afraid of prosecution and arrest on top of their battle with serious illness.
* October 03, 2012 at 06:12 PM
I totally agree! A dear friend of mine, who was struck down by a moving vehicle, while crossing inside the cross walk on a beautiful day back in 1992, has been diagnosed with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) where 80% of the body is in pain 24/7, along with a plethora of other medical issues, surely could use this alternative to the daily struggles of living with daily pain. The only alternative has been Ketamine treatments once every two to three months, to reduce pain, if effective for possibly three to five weeks, if treatment worked. Needless to say these are quite expensive to perform, as well.
Dave Morrison October 03, 2012 at 06:45 PM


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