Massachusetts voters approve marijuana law change

11/05/2008 – 4:20

Source:  Boston Globe

Voters yesterday overwhelmingly approved a ballot initiative to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, making getting caught with less than an ounce of pot punishable by a civil fine of $100. The change in the law means someone found carrying dozens of joints will no longer be reported to the state’s criminal history board.

With about 90 percent of the state’s precincts reporting last night, voters favored the Question 2 proposition 65 percent to 35 percent.  (Read More)

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