Web site Radio Boston released an article today on the relaxing of attitudes toward marijuana in New England. According to the article, the Massachusetts Supreme Court ruled on April 19, that the odor of marijuana alone is not enough to cause police to suspect criminal activity.
Apparently the ruling was met with much revelry in Boston Common where people were smoking openly on 4/20. Since the passage of Ballot Question 2 in 2008, marijuana possession is treated as a civil infraction in Massachusetts, the same as a parking ticket.
California enacted a similar measure this past November.
These are real signs of progress on the issue of marijuana legalization. People are beginning to realize that marijuana is not the 'demon weed' that it was portrayed as for much of the last century. Yay for progress!
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