Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Distribution of marijuana ruled illegal

By Ardee Napolitano

March 1, 2012

Filed under Crime, News

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court unanimously ruled that it is criminal to distribute marijuana two weeks ago, and that no proof of sale is needed to declare one’s intent to distribute the drug. A person who is proven to have intentionally distributed marijuana will receive a $5,000...

Northampton man on probation for possession of 30 pounds of marijuana

By Collegian News Staff

January 30, 2012

Filed under Local News

While the United States Postal Service promises that “neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night” will prevent postal workers from delivering, it is best to properly wrap a package. A Northampton man learned this...

It ain’t fair, John Sinclair

By Staff

April 19, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

This past Saturday and Sunday were dedicated to the annual celebration known as “Extravaganja,” an event organized by the University of Massachusetts Cannabis Reform Coalition. As in past years, the event showcased local musicians,...

Evans discusses marijuana reformation at UMass

By Collegian News Staff

March 2, 2011

Filed under Local News, News

The Cannabis Reform Coalition (CRC) hosted Richard Evans, an attorney from Northampton, on Monday night during their weekly meeting. Evans discussed his proposition for the legalization of marijuana and compared the prohibition...

Story drafts legalization bill

By Matthew M. Robare

February 14, 2011

Filed under Campus News

Rep. Ellen Story (D-Amherst) introduced a bill to legalize, regulate and tax marijuana to the current session of the Massachusetts General Court last month. Last November, 69 percent of the Third Hampshire District voted in...

Use and abuse do not need a noose

By Yaroslav Mikhaylov

January 23, 2011

Filed under Columns, Opinion

According to many, the United States government is marked by waste, with money spent on programs that simply don’t achieve results. With the current rhetorical focus on cutting such pointless costs, it’s time to examine a...

Mass supports marijuana reform laws statewide

By Nancy Pierce

November 21, 2010

Filed under Archives

Marijuana advocates and enthusiasts statewide rejoiced as Massachusetts saw success for approval of several marijuana reform public policy questions in 74 towns in the 2010 election. Voters in 18 districts across the state wer...

Khalifa arrested on felony drug charges; UMass show still on for now

By Justin Gagnon

November 9, 2010

Filed under Music

CBS news is reporting that rapper Wiz Khalifa was arrested after performing at East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C as a part of his “Waken Baken Tour 2010.” He “was charged with a felony count of trafficking in marijuana, a felony count of maintaining or sto...

Marijuana legalization proposition to come on Election Day

By Matthew M. Robare

September 28, 2010

Filed under Archives

On Election Day, in addition to voting for officials and on ballot initiatives, 5.625 percent of Massachusetts voters will be asked if their representative should support the legalization of marijuana. Amherst is one of the towns where that question will be asked.           ...

Prohibition is not working

By Ben Rudnick

September 28, 2010

Filed under Columns

The consensus thinking among libertarians is that the standard by which people should judge any law or government program is whether the benefits of that law or government program outweigh the costs associated with its enactment or enforcement. With that in mind, can anybody name for m...