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Sec. Polanowicz On The Health Of Our State

Governor Patrick swearing in John Polanowicz as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Governor’s Council Chambers at the State House on Tuesday, January 22, 2013.  (Photo: Eric Haynes / Governor’s Office)

Governor Patrick swearing in John Polanowicz as Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Governor’s Council Chambers at the State House on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. (Eric Haynes/Governor’s Office)

We’re joined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for Massachusetts, John Polanowicz, to discuss everything from controlling the state’s healthcare costs to implementing the usage of medical marijuana.

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John Palonowicz, Secretary of the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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CommonHealth, “The rules will emphasize that to prescribe marijuana, a doctor must be involved in a patient’s continuing care, thus avoiding the pot equivalent of “pill mills.” Signs will need to be low-key, not neon. Edible marijuana will be allowed, but cannot be marketed in candy-like forms alluring to children.”


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  • Wayne Kerr

    And meanwhile the underground trade continues to flourish.
    Realistically we have two choices;
    1) Legalize and regulate, this would allow for enforceable quality standards,  production controls,  accessibility limits, and tax revenue.
    - OR-
    2) Allow the continued  black market control of cannabis by international cartels and other criminals who have zero concern over pesticide use, fertilizer runoff into water supplies, the destruction of our public lands, the deaths of tens of thousands that have gotten in their way, and the corruption of Law Enforcement on both sides of the border all the while funneling their untaxed profits into the underground economy.
    People that want to use cannabis will continue to use cannabis regardless of any law, if we can get it legally great, if not we’ll simply continue to buy it off the street. The choice is yours.

  • Richard Nixon

    Legalize Nature!!!!

  • jameswhite1

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EdqiFjk_Y3Y

  • jameswhite1

    Caregivers are the way many of us want to get our medicine not from shady big dispensaries. They shut our access down. For big money and profit. I’m not signing up for the program to buy at $400 an ounce at a dispensaary….The illegal market is where many medical patients are still forced to go and will continue to even if they get some dispensaries open….

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