ACLU challenged Commonwealth's interpretation that sharing small amounts of marijuana, which voters made non-criminal in 2008, could still be considered a crime.
Carol Rose, executive director of the ACLU of Massachusetts, originally wrote this blog for Boston.com.
Common sense scored a victory today when the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled in two cases that sharing a joint does not constitute drug "distribution" under the criminal laws of the Commonwealth.
ACLU of Massachusetts welcomes response to town's move blocking access to use of medical marijuana approved by voters last November.
Commonwealth's investigations of noncriminal amounts of marijuana circumvent the will of the majority of Massachusetts voters.
Attorney General's office today asked Governor Patrick to appoint an independent investigator to help ensure public confidence in the state's criminal justice system.