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Medical Marijuana: What Does Your Vote Mean?

Find out what a yes or no vote on Question 3 will mean.

On Nov. 6, Massachusetts voters will be asked to vote on three questions along with the state and federal political races.

Question 3 has to do with the legalization of medical marijuana.

"This proposed law would eliminate state criminal and civil penalties for the medical use of marijuana by qualifying patients. To qualify, a patient must have been diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition," the  Massachusetts Secretary of State's website says.

According to the website a "yes" vote would allow for patients to smoke marijuana if it is prescribed by a doctor.

A "no" vote would make no change to the current law and keep the practice illegal.

Kathleen Brothers November 04, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Aren't we getting more and more like California?
Jane Dough November 04, 2012 at 02:56 PM
Yup! And we got the Earthquakes to prove it :)
Shaun November 05, 2012 at 03:34 PM
It's all so silly. We keep tiptoeing our way to legalization, let's just vote on that and be done.
Valerie Ayer November 06, 2012 at 01:23 AM
As I understand the law it would only be legal for use by the people who have a debilitating disease. It would not make it legal for everyone. I wish people would put themselves in the shoes of the patients who can benefit from it & then thank God that you are healthy!!!

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