The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, of which WaylandCares is a member, is seeking clarification of a proposed medical marijuana ballot initiative.
Marijuana Ballot Initiative
Monday, June 4, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance filed the lawsuit on May 16.
The Massachusetts Prevention Alliance, of which WaylandCares is a member, has filed a petition with the Supreme Judicial Court of Suffolk County seeking the clarification of language in a likely ballot initiative to legalize medical marijuana. The lawsuit specifically calls into question the title, statement (a sentence addressing the effect of a "yes" or "no" vote) and summary of the ballot initiative, which together "form a fabric of voter information," according to the court petition. All three items of information appear in the voter's guide the state distributes and the statement and summary also appear on the ballot itself. Attorney General Martha Coakley's office has already certified the ballot initiative titled, "An Act for the …