drug reform

Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rules social sharing of marijuana is not criminal distribution

ACLU challenged Commonwealth's interpretation that sharing small amounts of marijuana, which voters made non-criminal in 2008, could still be considered a crime.

Police step one toke over the line by busting mere pot smokers


Carol Rose

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.

State Attorney General rejects Wakefield ban on medical marijuana treatment centers

ACLU of Massachusetts welcomes response to town's move blocking access to use of medical marijuana approved by voters last November.

Police continue to investigate low-level marijuana use despite decriminalization

Commonwealth's investigations of noncriminal amounts of marijuana circumvent the will of the majority of Massachusetts voters.

ACLU welcomes independent investigation into drug lab scandal

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.