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State Lawmaker Proposes Taxing Medical Marijuana

A state senator wants to impose Massachusetts' 6.25 percent sales tax on medical marijuana purchases and assess soon-to-be opened dispensaries a 4 percent surcharge on their revenues.

Sen. Brian Joyce, a Democrat from Milton, proposes money generated from the marijuana taxes be designated to a new state fund for substance abuse treatment programs

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Rep. Markey Has Concerns About Legalizing Pot In Mass.

State Representative Chris Markey of Dartmouth says he has several questions about a bill that would allow for the legalization of marijuana in Massachusetts.

Speaking Friday with WBSM's Taylor Cormier, Markey said law enforcement concerns are at the top of his list

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Thirty Pounds Of Marijuana Found In Freetown Warehouse

Freetown Police are investigating the discovery of 30 lbs. of marijuana at a food distribution warehouse.

Chief Carlton Abbot says the pot was found by the warehouse security staff in a tractor-trailer shipment of vegetables received from a California shipper

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[UPDATE] Fatal New Bedford Fire Under Investigation

UPDATE 7PM - The Bristol County District Attorney's Office says the death of a man found in a burned home in New Bedford's West End has been ruled suspicious.

The State Medical Examiner has taken custody of the body, and an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death.

The victim's

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Westport Police

Weed Operation Busted In Westport

A six-week investigation in Westport leads to the bust of a weed operation.

Westport Police say they were conducting surveillance when they witnessed 47-year-old James Robert Jacobs of Davis Road in Westport distribute a large amount of marijuana to a female, who then drove off

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Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD
Brandon Vieira and Samantha Goncalves - NBPD

Couple Crashes ’12 Charger, Arrested on Drug Charges

A New Bedford couple is arrested after leading police on a chase following a traffic stop.

According to police, Detective Shawn Robert was conduncting an investigation into a cocaine delivery service, and had obtained arrest warrants for the pair who were allegedly making cocaine deliveries in their 2012 Dodge Charger

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Most Americans Now Support Legalizing Marijuana

Most Americans say marijuana should be legal.

A new CNN/ORC International poll shows 55% of those surveyed across the country think marijuana use should be legalized. By comparison, that sentiment was shared by just 16% of Americans 25 years go

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Photo from Wareham Police Dept.

Pot Sent To Wareham Residence Wrapped In Christmas Paper

 

Wareham Police, with an assist from Middleboro Police and the U.S. Postal Service have smashed a marijuana selling operation, where the pot was sent to an East Wareham residence wrapped in Christmas paper. 

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Activists Push to Fully Legalize Marijuana in MA

Pro-marijuana activists in Massachusetts have already succeeded in paving the way for medical marijuana dispensaries and decriminalizing possession of small amounts of the drug.

Now activists have set their sights on the full legalization of marijuana for adults

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Push Begins To Legalize Pot In Mass.

 

Pro-marijuana activists are hoping to put a question on the state's 2016 ballot that would legalize pot in Massachusetts.
 
    The group Bay State Repeal said it filed the necessary paperwork earlier this week to get the process rolling.
 

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