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QUESTIONS ABOUT QUESTION 2

No need for corrective legislation

January 11, 2009
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DESPITE QUESTION 2's receiving overwhelming support of voters, the Globe's editorial board continues its campaign against the decriminalization of cannabis. Most recently, the day the law went into effect, the Globe called for corrective legislation giving police the right to confirm a person's identity"Marijuana citation in drug bust may be 1st issued under new law" (Metro, Jan. 4).

Give the law a chance.

If any law needs fixing, it is our 17-year-old medical marijuana law, which requires a federally approved supply that doesn't exist. Now is the time to catch up to our neighbors in Maine and Rhode Island so that the sick in the Commonwealth can legally obtain and possess the relief they deserve.

Steven Epstein
Georgetown
The writer is a criminal defense attorney and a founder of the Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition.

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