Should Massachusetts allow marijuana to be used and grown for medicinal purposes?
The ballot initiative calls for Massachusetts to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with chronic medical problems. It also calls for treatment centers to be created to cultivate and distribute the drug.
It isn't the first time Massachusetts voters have been asked to weigh in on marijuana law changes. In 2008, voters approved an initiative that reduced possession of small amount of marjuana from a criminal offense to a fine.
Attorney General Martha Coakley, the state's top law enforcement official, said in April that, if passed, the initiative is "going to cause a huge headache making sure it’s not abused." Still, her office was neutral on the initiative, she said.
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