Legalization of medical marijuana is Question #4 on the Massachusetts ballot on November 8, 2016.   A discussion of the potential impacts in Massachusetts of the legalization will take place on October 11, 2016 at the Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, MA. Lt. Governor Karyn Politio will join local officials in the discussion which will be geared towards local and regional policy makers, business owners, health care and public safety professionals. The Cape Cod Chamber is hosting the event in partnership with State Senator Vinny DeMacedo, Representative Randy Hunt, and the Campaign for a Safe and Healthy Massachusetts.  Lt. Governor Karyn Polito will speak first followed by a panel question and answer session. Read Press Release here.

Discussion on Marijuana Legalization Impacts
Tuesday, October 11, 2016
Program begins at 12:15 PM
Resort and Conference Center at Hyannis, 35 Scudder Ave., Hyannis, MA
Box lunch to first 100 registrants
Registration: www.whycapecod.org/register


The Barnstable County Department of Human Services convenes the Regional Substance Abuse Council (RSAC).  RSAC Issue Brief 3: MA Ballot Initiative: The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Act pdf icon is the third in a series of substance use issue briefs produced by the Department of Human Services for RSAC. The publication explores the ballot initiative process in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and will examine some of the specific issues presented by The Regulation and Taxation of Marijuana Initiative.