Posts tagged with ‘marijuana’

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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, […]

Help MFI Build for the Future in 2018

by MFI News

As 2017 draws to a close, we face renewed challenges in the fight for faith, family and freedom in the Commonwealth.  At the same time, we are also building on our strengths and uncovering new opportunities for the months and years ahead.  Though it’s not easy, we are proud to fight for family values and […]

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 […]

Next week: Pro-Family Lobby Day

by MFI News

We are less than a week away from our annual Pro-Family Lobby Day! With much work to do this session, we need you to be a voice for MA families now more than ever. Please join us from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, March 8th at the State House (Room 428) as we educate and equip […]

Coming Up: Pro-Family Lobby Day

by MFI News

For the past month, we have been hosting pre-lobby trainings around the state to help prepare MA citizens for our Annual Pro-Family Lobby Day! Now, we’re only two weeks away, and we’re excited to help mobilize you to be a voice for the family here in the Commonwealth. Please join us for Pro-Family Lobby Day Wednesday, March 8th from […]

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 […]