Legalize it already!

On the fence about voting this November? Perhaps the newest development in marijuana legalization in the state of Massachusetts can persuade you to get active and make that change that has been eagerly awaited.

Peter Lewis,  an Ohio resident and chairman of Progressive Insurance company has generously funded  $525,000 toward legalization of medical marijuana in the state of Massachusetts. Lewis donated to the Committee for Compassionate Medicine who is very much in favor of using marijuana for medical purposes. Lewis is responsible for virtually all of the $526,167 raised by the Committee for Compassionate Medicine, who are working to file “a ballot initiative that, if qualified and passed by voters, would create a voter approved medical marijuana program.”

Bills H.625 and SB 1161 are similar to the one’s that were stalled by the legislature during the 2011 session.

The ballot question would allow patients with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, AIDS and multiple sclerosis to get permission from their doctors to use marijuana.

The plan also calls for the state to register up to 35 nonprofit medical treatment centers around the state to distribute the marijuana. – Associated Press, Boston Herald

If the legislature decides to stall the ballot again, the people will be able to take matters into their own hands by weighing in directly. With the ballot initiative fostered by the Committee for Compassionate Medicine’s ballot is qualified and passed, voters will be able to create “a voter approved medical marijuana program” that will protect anyone who uses the now decriminalized drug for healing purposes.

Interested in learning more about Peter Lewis and his plans for legalization? Check it out here!

It seems as though it’s only a matter of time before marijuana makes it’s triumphant debut into the legal world, but it wont happen without our help! Judging by the way this debate has unraveled in the past, our generation simply wont stop fighting until the government realizes a little pot can do a person an immense amount of good.