Blog By Barry

January 6, 2009

Another reason I wish I still lived in Massachusetts

Filed under: In the news — Ampersand @ 11:25 am

The police react to a ballot initiative which made possession of small amounts of pot a misdemeanor:

Massachusetts officially decriminalized possession of small amounts of marijuana yesterday, but many police departments across the state were essentially ignoring the voter-passed law, saying they would not even bother to ticket people they see smoking marijuana.

“We’re just basically not enforcing it right now,” said Mark R. Laverdure, chief of police in Clinton, a Central Massachusetts town of about 8,000 residents, who said the law was so poorly written that it cannot be enforced…

Curtsy: The Debate Link.

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