Vote Yes on Question 4
The Boston Globe has endorsed our campaign, urging voters to “Just say ‘yes’ on Question 4.” Question 4 includes smart regulations to protect young people and families, such as a ban on advertising directed at minors and a ban on consuming marijuana in public. People like retired police lieutenant Tom Nolan also support Question 4 because it will bring in millions of dollars each year for schools and law enforcement.
TV Ad #3
The Boston Globe and The Berkshire Eagle have endorsed Question 4 because it represents a new, more sensible approach to marijuana policy. Sheriff John Urquhart, Sheriff of King County in Washington state, agrees that regulating marijuana works, because he has seen the benefits in his own state. Please share our ad with others and vote “Yes” on Question 4!
TV Ad #2
Please watch and share our newest TV commercial featuring Dr. Susan Lucas, MD. Numerous scientific studies have shown that marijuana is an effective alternative to many prescription drugs, including opioids. But our current laws make it difficult for patients to access marijuana for serious medical issues. Doctors and patients shouldn’t fear that they are committing a crime by discussing marijuana as a treatment option. Vote YES on Question 4 to expand safe access for patients who need marijuana for serious medical reasons.
TV Ad #1
Our first television ad featuring retired police lieutenant Tom Nolan. Question 4 includes smart regulations to protect young people and families, such as a ban on advertising directed at minors and a ban on consuming marijuana in public. People like Mr. Nolan also support Question 4 because it will bring in millions of dollars each year for schools and law enforcement. Please share this video on Facebook to help us reach more voters.
Campaign Social Justice
Please watch and share this video featuring Newton attorney Shanel Lindsay. Shanel shares her powerful story of being arrested for marijuana and the hardship that the arrest created in her life. Although opponents of Question 4 claim that “no one is arrested for marijuana,” stories like Shanel’s are disturbingly common, particularly in communities of color. A new ACLU report, “The War on Marijuana in Black and White: A Massachusetts Update” finds that people of color are arrested for marijuana at 3.3 times the rate of white residents, despite virtually identical usage rates. Voting YES on Question 4 is a vote for social justice.
On Wednesday, August 3, Boston City Council President Michelle Wu, Boston City Councilor Tito Jackson, Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, ACLU Massachusetts President Carol Rose, State Rep. David Rogers, and others endorsed and helped officially launch our newly renamed Yes on 4 Campaign on the steps of the State House in Boston.
Speakers at the event emphasized a number of important issues. Boston City Council President Michelle Wu highlighted the injustice of our current policy:
“It just seems ridiculous that kids at Harvard can smoke pot and have incredibly successful careers while blacks and Latinos, particularly men and boys, who are using the same substance are sent to jail. It doesn’t make sense for our criminal justice system. It doesn’t make sense for our economy.”
Another strong supporter of Yes on 4, State Rep. David Rogers, explained his position:
“Sometimes when we make laws, we don’t always have perfect data or the empirical evidence to make good policy. We make judgment calls. In the case of marijuana, though, we have decade after decade after decade after decade of data, and our current approach has failed abysmally, and it’s obvious.”