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November Election Ballot Questions: Medical Marijuana, Death with Dignity, Right to Repair

Massachusetts residents will be choosing "yes" or "no" on three ballot questions this November.

The secretary of state's office last week finalized the questions that will be put on this fall's ballot.

Though four questions had gathered enough signatures and met the deadlines to be placed on the ballot, one regarding teacher evaluation was , leaving three for Secretary of State William Galvin to sign. They are:

  • A Law for the Humanitarian Medical Use of Marijuana: This intiative seeks to legalize the use and cultivation of marijuana as a medical drug. It calls for no penalities for "qualifying patients, physicians and health care professionals, personal caregivers for patients, or medical marijuana treatment center agents for the medical use of marijuana."
  • An Act Relative to Death with Dignity: This initiative would allow physicians to prescribe medication to terminally ill patients that would end their lives. The act would require that patients are mentally capable of making this decision and orally communicating it to a doctor on two occasions 15 days apart. Participation by a doctor or health care facility would be voluntary.
  • An Act to Protect Motor Vehicle Owners and Small Businesses in Repairing Motor Vehicles: This initiative would require all car manufacturers to provide – on an equitable fair-market value subscription basis – all diagnostic and repair information for model years beginning in 2015 to owners or an owner’s designated in-state independent repair facility (not affiliated with a manufacturer or its authorized dealers). The law would also make available for purchase information for model years 2002 through 2014.
Kevin_Hunt July 20, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Let's hope the medical marijuana law passes. Marijuana is decriminalized in MA anyway. Put the cartels out of business!
Mike Noneya July 21, 2012 at 06:41 PM
HEre Here!
Mike Noneya July 21, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Right to Repair and Death with Dignity are nice pieces of legislation too!
Kevin_Hunt July 21, 2012 at 06:56 PM
Mike, I can't seem to get a message to you using the "leave a note for your neighbor" window. Can you message me using the window?
Mike Noneya July 21, 2012 at 07:01 PM
I tried, to no avail. Do you have an IM service?
Kevin_Hunt July 21, 2012 at 07:03 PM
nope...no facebook for you, eh?
Mike Noneya July 21, 2012 at 07:20 PM
Nah. I can make one off a filter email addy tho. Are you under Kevin Hunt?
Kevin_Hunt July 21, 2012 at 07:41 PM
yep, look for the picture of chuck norris in action jeans. I would like to trade funny stories without angry prohibitionists butting in.
Kevin_Hunt July 23, 2012 at 01:34 AM
Mike, I'm at : http://www.facebook.com/kevin.hunt.946
Kevin_Hunt July 23, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Mike, approved your friend request. That was you, right?
Julia Gentile August 05, 2012 at 01:41 PM
"Right to repair" is now moot....the legislature passed a compromise bill that satisfies both sides.

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