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The two candidates differ in opinion on this Medical Marijuana bill. This difference could be a point that sways voters either way. The bill is going to appear on the state ballot in November that voters will have to decide on. Question three on the ballot is “statewide proposal that seeks to allow for the physician-recommended possession and state-licensed distribution of cannabis for therapeutic purposes.”
Democratic candidate Elizabeth Warren is in favor of legalizing medical marijuana and has been recently quoted on the issue. “If there’s something a physician can prescribe that can help someone who is suffering, I am in favor,” Warren says. Elizabeth Warren also added to her statement that the “right restrictions” have to be in place when dealing with the legalization of medical marijuana.
Republican Senator Scott Brown has an opposing opinion on the issue of legalizing medical marijuana. He does not wish for the legalization of medical marijuana. Senator Brown is quoted saying that he, “sympathizes with people who are suffering,” and also goes on to say, “The proposed law is too broad.”
The bill for legalizing medical marijuana could potentially open up to 35 nonprofit medical treatment centers that sell marijuana.
The issue of legalizing medical marijuana is prominent in Massachusetts because an overall large percentage of the voters in this state vote yes for legalizing medical marijuana. Around sixty percent of the voters in Massachusetts will vote for the legalization of marijuana and this could prove to be an issue to Scott Brown. In Massachusetts, the overall assumption based on the recent polls is that citizens will vote in favor of question number three on the ballot.