Wednesday, November 5, 2008

2 Big Victories Against Prohibition

Two less-covered stories of election victories yesterday:

Massachusetts passed
Question 2 to remove the threat of arrest or jail for possessing an ounce or less of marijuana, replacing it with a $100 fine, which could be paid through the mail without lawyers or court appearances, just like a speeding ticket. The numbers right now have it passing with 65% of the vote.

Michigan passed Proposal 1 to
permit terminally and seriously ill patients to use medical marijuana with their doctors' approval."

Both initiatives were spearheaded by the Marijuana Policy Project. More information on these available here.

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