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Massachusetts to have advisory marijuana measures in selected municipalties on the November ballot

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October 8, 2010

By Kyle Maichle

BOSTON, Massachusetts: Advisory ballot measures on marijuana will appear on the November 2, 2010, ballot in 73 Massachusetts municipalities[1].

The advisory measures are sponsored by MassCann, a group dedicated towards legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts. The advocacy group is placing the non-binding measures in selected municipalities. According to proponents, 5.6 percent of the state's population will be voting on the non-binding measures[1].

Despite Massachusetts voters approved a similar referendum on marijuana in 2008, proponents feel that the advisory referendums are important to determine if the there is support for legalizing medical marijuana in the Bay State. The results of the election would determine if there could be support for a binding referendum on a future ballot[1].

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