Aug. 13, 2008 —
Voters Say Yes to Decriminalizing Marijuana:
7NEWS/Suffolk University Poll.
BOSTON – Of the three questions on the Massachusetts ballot this November,
only one question — #2 the decriminalization of marijuana — appears all but
certain to pass, according to a poll analysis released today by
Seventy-two percent favored the proposed law, which would replace the
criminal penalties for possession of up to one ounce of marijuana to a civil
penalty of forfeiture of the marijuana and a fine of $100. Twenty-two percent
opposed the proposed law.
“The public may be signaling that pursuing small-time marijuana users is a waste
of taxpayer resources,” said David Paleologos, director of the Political Research
Center at Suffolk University.
“This issue suggests that there is a Libertarian streak in the thinking of
Also see today’s Boston Herald Story.