Massachusetts… commits to home grow for 2024 ballot
On September 20, 2023, Jared Moffat, spokesman for the New Approach PAC (“New Approach”), sent an email to supporters of a 2024 Massachusetts ballot initiative that would change how the state regulates psychedelic substances, [stating] “What I believe is that decriminalizing home cultivation, is the right thing to do. And it’s the best policy because, you know… people shouldn’t be criminalized for seeking healing, and part of that access requires being able to produce it yourself.” [Except in Oregon, apparently, as New Approach PAC was a major funder of Oregon’s 109 and expressly prohibited the ability of locales to introduce legislation for home cultivation in cities and across the State].
Bay Staters and its partners have worked for years to convince six Massachusetts cities to decriminalize psychedelics, setting a national record for local decriminalization within a state. More recently, they worked with Massachusetts legislators on their own state decriminalization bills, which allow home cultivation. On September 5, they held a group press conference to promote their efforts. Bay Staters says over twenty four Massachusetts organizations support these legislative proposals… Moffat confirmed by phone that his campaign will only collect signatures for Version A, which decriminalizes home cultivation. When asked whether he would pull Version B from the Attorney General’s list of 2024 ballot initiatives, Moffat said he didn’t know whether it was possible. He’ll ask a campaign attorney.
Original Article (Psychedelic Week):
Massachusetts’s psychedelic campaign commits to home grow for 2024 ballot
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