For a group that
struts around condemning pot smokers, the Massachusetts District Attorneys
Association (MDAA) is one wacky bunch of lazy bureaucrats.
The State House
News Service (SHNS) today delivered an expected whopper: Governor Deval Patrick,
Attorney General Martha Coakley, and their incompetent minions can’t, or, more
accurately, are unwilling to, accommodate policy adjustments required by the
passage of Question 2
If it seems like
I was just yesterday commending The Boston Globe for its coverage of ballot
Question 2 concerning marijuana decriminalization; it’s because I was. Indeed,
this past Monday reporter David Abel penned a news piece that evidenced how
ill-reasoned the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association (MDAA) is in its crusade
against the Committee for Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP)
Middlesex County DA Gerry Leone told The Globe that he only "tried pot once," but it looks like he at least remembers how to inhale
Regular Phoenix readers already know how I feel about Massachusetts Ballot Question 2, which, if passed, would decriminalize the penalty for less than one ounce of marijuana to a civil fine of $100.
In my recent Phoenix article, “Blunt Object,”
regarding Commonwealth marijuana reform, I guessed that Attorney General Martha
Coakley would decline to scold the Massachusetts District Attorneys Association
(MDAA) for allegedly publishing lies on its web site about the Committee for
Sensible Marijuana Policy (CSMP) and its Question 2 ballot initiative.