FRAMINGHAM – An effigy of Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker and effigies of senators Stan Rosenberg and Jason Lewis, were burned at “high noon” today, January 8 to show “disgust with those who have betrayed the voters in delaying the implementation of ballot question 4” which made the possession, use and sale of marijuana for personal use legal, said Framingham resident Jim Pillsbury.
“Voters are angry with Beacon Hill and will continue to oppose those who disregard the will of the voters,” said Pillsbury.
In November 2016 a ballot question, asking voters to allow the possession of use of small amounts of marijuana by persons age 21-pluspassed by 53 percent. (Framingham also supported the idea – 15,673 said yes and 12,340 said no.)
However, days before 2017 on Dec. 28, the Massachusetts legislature voted to delay sales of recreational marijuana for six months.
Licensing for cannabis shops was set to begin on January 1, 2018, under the ballot question, but the delay set by legislators moved the date to July 1, 2018.
Personal use, possession, and cultivation of marijuana all became legal on December 15, 2016.
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