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Towns try to punish public marijuana use

Officials want children shielded

By Jonathan Saltzman
Globe Staff / March 25, 2009

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Dozens of Massachusetts cities and towns are taking steps to impose stiff new fines for smoking marijuana in public and even to charge some violators with misdemeanors, a trend that critics say subverts the state ballot question passed overwhelmingly last fall to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. (Full article: 1092 words)

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