Two of NY’s Neighbors Are Poised to Legalize Marijuana in November

Chuck Grant displays his medical marijuana that he picked up from Massachusetts' first medical marijuana dispensary in Salem. It is about 7 grams of marijuana that was in his bottle. He suffers from sleeplessness and arthritis.

This Election Day, Massachusetts and Maine might become the first states east of the Rockies to legalize the sale of marijuana.

“It’s time to get real about prohibition,” says Richard Evans, a Northampton lawyer active in the Massachusetts’ legalization movement for more than 40 years and chair of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol. “It’s time for the industry to more at