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Learn the Truth About Marijuana, Addiction and Mental Illness

by MFI News

Last night, I was at a town meeting in Hamilton, where residents were outraged to learn that a 65,000 square foot “medical” marijuana grow facility is being proposed for a local residential area.  This industrial behemoth would consume more water than 60 new homes and flood our neighborhoods with marijuana.  The CEO of the pot […]

From Pot Shop To School Bus

by MFI News

While most of us were getting ready for Thanksgiving this past November, the first two recreational marijuana dispensaries (AKA “pot shops”) quietly opened in Massachusetts.  Less than a month later, on December 13th, two Mountview Middle School students were taken to the hospital after eating gummies infused with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in […]

Fitchburg Stands Up to Pot Shops

by MFI News

Though our Commonwealth legalized recreational marijuana, here at MFI we continue to work with local community leaders to protect neighborhoods from pot shops.  We’re encouraged by a recent victory you can read about in the Sentinel & Enterprise: FITCHBURG — As the city moves full-steam ahead to process applications for cannabis businesses eyeing Fitchburg, residents […]

Federal Prosecutor Won’t Turn a Blind Eye to Marijuana

by MFI News

Good news this week from the newly appointed U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, Andrew Lelling.  In a statement released Monday, Lelling said, “This is a straightforward rule of law issue.  Congress has unambiguously made it a federal crime to cultivate, distribute and/or possess marijuana.  As a law enforcement officer in the Executive Branch, […]

Acton Votes to Ban Pot Shops

by MFI News

Over 1200 activists from Acton showed up on Monday night, December 4th to vote overwhelmingly to ban Recreational Marijuana Commercial shops in Acton and for a temporary moratorium, which lasts until December of 2018.  At the town meeting, 80% of Acton residents voted to pass the moratorium and 76% told the Board of Selectmen to put […]

Lawrence Pastors Fight Pot Shops & WIN!

by MFI News

There is no reason that the church in Massachusetts should be losing the culture war, and Tuesday night in Lawrence was Exhibit A!  At 11:15 p.m. on July 11th, the overwhelming presence of the local church was the catalyst that caused a unanimous vote from the Lawrence City Council to OPT OUT of commercial pot […]

Keep Pot Shops Out of Your Community

by MFI News

Several weeks ago, I had a call from a mother who had learned that two local middle school students had been taken to the emergency room for ingesting gummy bears laced with marijuana.  Should we expect to see more incidents like this?  Sadly, the answer is probably “Yes.”  Although it may have gone somewhat overlooked […]

Not just a gummy bear…

by MFI News

My wife showed me this article last night.  Apparently, two middle school kids in Framingham had to be hospitalized after ingesting marijuana-laced “edibles” on the school bus.  This is exactly one of the scenarios we’ve been warning about with the new legalization of recreational marijuana.  The pot industry deliberately infuses candy in order to attract children, and it does […]

Marijuana Law Partial Delay Gives More Time to Develop Local Response

by MFI News

We are glad to report that our efforts to get a delay in the marijuana law had an impact. Last week, just before the Legislature and Governor Baker left for New Year’s festivities, they passed a six-month delay of certain parts of the Marijuana Law. This prevents businesses that want to grow, process, distribute, and […]

URGENT call for legislature to delay marijuana law enactment

by MFI News

The nefarious Marijuana ballot question is scheduled to take effect this Thursday, December 15th, but a considerable amount of confusion and insufficient time to prepare for this poorly drafted law demands legislators delay its implementation. One key defective piece of the law that needs fixing is the home-grow provisions. Colorado’s law has had significant problems because of it […]