Results of 2012 Public Policy Questions

Official results are now in for public policy question that were featured on the ballot in six Massachusetts congIressional and Senate districts. In every case, the questions were endorsed by a majority of voters.

In three districts the question was “Should marijuana be taxed and regulated like alcohol?” For those districts, the results were 60% in favor, 23% against, 17% blank.

In the other three, the question was, “Should federal marijuana prohibition be repealed?” For those districts, the results were 55% in favor, 31% against, and 14% blank.

Public policy questions are not binding, but they give voters a chance to put their lawmakers on notice as to what kind of laws and government they do and don’t want. In this case voters spoke consistently against the drug war and in harmony with the even louder voices for legalization in Colorado and Washington.