Marijuana is NOT medicine. Let’s not kid ourselves Patients deserve and can get real FDA approved treatments that work. In states with “medical” marijuana, pot shops are everywhere, substance abuse among teens has risen and more people need drug treatment. This experiment will cost Massachusetts taxpayers millions in oversight. And we get no tax revenue from it — because “dispenseries” (pot shops) are non-profit. So it costs every citizen more money in government oversight and addiction treatment so we can create more pot-heads and serious drug addicts.
The Massachusetts Medical Society with 24,000 doctors says No on Question 3. The author of the California Medical Marijuana law now laments it saying, “It’s become little more than dope dealers with store fronts.” If you don’t want more kids using pot, having pot shops as prolific as 7-11 stores, than Vote No on Question 3. Billionaire of Progressive Insurance dropped $1 million in MA after doing so in CA and CO because he loves pot. Good for him, smoke it! Talk about money driving politics though. Let’s not pretend this is about sick people. They deserve better and so do taxpayers and citizens.