The Legislature in My State (Massachuetts) is Trying to Secretly Pass Massive Changes to Our Voter Approved Recreational Marijuana Law Tomorrow (Wednesday), With Very Little Public Notice. As Voters, We Don’t Know What To Do.

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I don’t want any karma for this, but here is a local [source confirming the secret proposal tomorrow](http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20170612/mass-house-to-unveil-marijuana-bill-wednesday).

As voters, we were presented with the full text of the law in 2016 [when we passed the referendum by a wide margin](https://ballotpedia.org/Massachusetts_Marijuana_Legalization,_Question_4_(2016); there is a rising tide of anticipatory dread that large scale market forces have engaged in regulatory capture to manipulate the law.

For those unaware;

>Regulatory capture is a form of government failure that occurs when a regulatory agency, created to act in the public interest, instead advances the commercial or political concerns of special interest groups that dominate the industry or sector it is charged with regulating.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Regulatory_capture

I’m not really even sure that anything can be done at this point, but watching cannabis related democracy die, even in 2017, brings a tear to my eye :(.

Edit: Someone suggested below that it would be useful, if you live in the state of Massachusetts, to directly contact your Representative or Senator in order to let them know about your feelings on tomorrow’s proposed changes to the voter approved law.

Here is a link that will help you find your Rep or Senator- https://malegislature.gov/Search/FindMyLegislator

It seems that the Senator in charge of re-writing the law is Patricia Jalen- https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/PDJ0

The Representative in charge of re-writing the law is Mark J. Cusack- https://malegislature.gov/Legislators/Profile/MJC1

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One thought on “The Legislature in My State (Massachuetts) is Trying to Secretly Pass Massive Changes to Our Voter Approved Recreational Marijuana Law Tomorrow (Wednesday), With Very Little Public Notice. As Voters, We Don’t Know What To Do.

  1. dtowngamer

    If they are doing something you don’t like. Call them, write them, hell even show up at their office and tell them that you don’t like what they are doing when it comes to this issue and let them know that they do not have your support and you will be telling the community about it.

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