The passage of Question 2 does not seem to have settled the question of marijuana’s legal status in Massachusetts. While it is currently decriminalized across the state, several municipalities are looking to roll back this development. Some are considering vastly increased fines for smoking in public places, and others seek to impose jail sentences. This clearly goes against the will of 63% of the voters in the state, and ought to be stopped. I will expand upon the case against recriminalization, as well as provide more info about these counter-democratic efforts, in a post tomorrow.

However, right now I wish to inform everyone who wants to preserve this hard-fought victory about a pair of protests tomorrow, January 20th. At the Quincy Town Hall and the Methuen City Hall, rallies are being held to tell their respective representatives to keep marijuana decriminalized in Massachusetts. The Worcester city council has already voted 7-4 against recriminalization. We need to let the drug warriors know to stay out of our state!

Information about the rallies below the fold.

Join Prospect Hill for Rally Against Recrim in Methuen

Methuen City Council
Searles Building
41 Pleasant St.
Methuen, MA 01844

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time: 6:30 PM

More Information Here

Join the Gutterheads & Girls 4 Ganja for Rally Against Recrim in Quincy

Quincy City Council
1305 Hancock St, Quincy, Massachusetts 02169

Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Time:
7:00 – 8:00 pm
By MBTA:
Red Line (Braintree Train) to Quincy Center. City Hall is behind the T Station on Hancock Street.

MORE INFO HERE

One comment on “Rally Against Recriminalization!”

  1. Mike C Says:

    Mayor of Methuen Responds to Video/Planned Protest with offer of meeting and compromise!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFmJq94mpfA

    Thanks for posting this info here!