Nonbinding Vote on Marijuana Approved 

Nonbinding Vote on Marijuana Approved 
Posted by FoM on March 28, 2000 at 23:13:02 PT
By The Associated Press
Residents in this western Massachusetts college town approved a nonbinding referendum urging state and federal lawmakers to repeal anti-marijuana laws. Town Clerk Margaret Nartowicz said 1,659 voted in favor Tuesday, while 981 voted against it. 
A coalition of campus and other groups gathered 3,000 signatures on petitions to place the nonbinding question on the town ballot. The question urges state and federal legislators to repeal laws prohibiting the possession and use of marijuana, and urges town police to de-emphasize enforcement of marijuana possession laws. It isn't the first time that Amherst, which is home to the University of Massachusetts, Amherst College and Hampshire College, has sought to relax marijuana laws. In 1976, the Amherst Town Meeting endorsed the legalization of marijuana. However, the state Legislature took no action on its suggestion. Amherst, Mass. (AP)By Associated Press, 3/29/2000 Related Article:Marijuana Referendum May Draw Students To Polls
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