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Monday, October 25, 2010

Candidate for Boston City Council supports marijuana legalization

A few months ago, Sean Ryan spoke in favor of medical marijuana at a MassCann/NORML forum in Jamaica Plain. Unfortunately, he didn't make the cut for the special election placing third in a five person race.

From The Boston Globe:
A self-described “conservative Democrat,’’ Ryan said he would like to take a leading role in helping the city revise its education policies by promoting neighborhood schools and decentralizing the system, cutting back on services such as busing to reduce city expenses, and reducing crime by changing drug laws.
“It is time to examine prohibition laws with an open and honest public discussion,’’ he said. “These laws have failed to affect addiction rates, have strained our criminal justice system to the breaking point, and have put millions of nonviolent Americans in jail. As the violence reaches tragic levels, no local office-holder seems willing to consider a sensible solution: put drugs in a safe, legal, and regulated environment.’’

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