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Why Some Massachusetts Parents Want Their Children Using Marijuana From an Early Age

November 27, 2014 1 comment

For most parents, having children who don’t use marijuana is a good thing. For some parents, however, they can’t wait until their children are able to use marijuana regularly, and they are fine with their children using it from an early age.

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Should Medical Marijuana Be Covered by Insurance?

Proponents of medical marijuana are pushing for it to be covered by insurance. They argue that if it has acknowledged medical benefits, then Obamacare and other insurance plans should cover it. But there are many barriers preventing insurance providers from adding medical marijuana to their plans.

Find out the details of the clash between pro-medical marijuana proponents and those who say that it should not be covered by healthcare plans.

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Breaking Down the Opiate Crisis in Massachusetts

In less than four months, 185 people have died in Massachusetts of  suspected opiate overdose. Massachusetts Governor Duval declared a public health emergency in March in an attempt to curtail the crisis, but there are major institutional obstacles blocking progress.

The problem runs deeper than opiate abuse. Today we’ll take a look at deeper issues involved in the opiate crisis in Massachusetts. Read more…

Will Massachusetts Begin Taxing Medical Marijuana?

Passed in 2012, Massachusetts’ medical marijuana law allows registered patients with a diagnosed medical condition, including Parkinson’s disease, glaucoma, HIV/AIDs, Krohn’s disease, hepatitis C, and cancer, to possess a 60-day supply of marijuana for personal medical use.

One thing the law did not include was information on taxation.

One Massachusetts lawmaker is aiming to change that. Here are the details on Senator Brian Joyce’s proposal to tax medical marijuana.

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Lawmakers Looking to Ban Synthetic Marijuana in Massachusetts

Massachusetts is fairly lenient state it comes to marijuana. Though full legalization of marijuana has yet to come to our state, a 2008 law decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana, and a 2012 initiative eliminated penalties for medical use and possession of a 60-day supply of marijuana for individuals with state-issued cards.

Our state isn’t so flexible when it comes to synthetic marijuana, however. Massachusetts might soon be among the states that have banned synthetic marijuana.

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