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It took seven legislators

Seven legislators is all it took to delay selling cannabis legally in Massachusetts.  The voters agreed that one year is enough to figure out the regulations for cannabis stores. But less than two handfuls of legislators decided to delay the inevitable for six more months. Their excuse is that th... Read more

Today, come out to celebrate Cannabis legalization

Cannabis is legal today! Thank you to the 1.7 million voters who approved Question 4 to legalize Cannabis. Thank you and congratulations to the thousands of volunteers who put in years of work to make this day possible. A decade ago, getting cannabis legalized was only a dream, but today it is... Read more

Ballot Questions Endorsements

Thanks to everyone who voted in our ballot questions poll.  Based on your votes, our endorsements are: Question 1 - Allow the Gaming Commission to issue an additional slots license - OPPOSE Question 2 - Authorize 12 new charter schools and expansion of existing charter schools - OPPOSE ... Read more

Aaron James MassCANN Freedom Rally Speech Video

Yesterday, Aaron James, Pirate Party State Representative candidate, spoke at the MassCANN Freedom Rally. You can share this video using the link: Aaron will be at the Pirate Party tent at Freedom Rally today.  We will be there from noon to 6pm. We still have space for... Read more

Freedom Rally is This Weekend

For the last several years, the Massachusetts Pirate Party has attended Boston's Freedom Rally.  This is an important event for civil liberties, and for ending the war on drugs.  It's also really festive, and a great opportunity for outreach. Once again it will be on Boston Common and this year i... Read more

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June 10th, Boston LGBTQ Pride Parade

Save the Date: June 10th, Boston LGBTQ Pride Parade

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