Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin’s office said Wednesday that three proposals have gained enough support to be placed on this year’s ballot.
Initiatives include measures to legalize medical marijuana through a regulated system of drug dispensaries and patient identification cards.
Another would provide “aid in dying,” which would allow adult Massachusetts residents who have been given a prognosis of six months or less to live to obtain drugs that would end their lives.
It would not legalize euthanasia, meaning a third party could not perform the act; patients would have to ingest the pills themselves.
A proposal that calls for auto manufacturers that sell cars in Massachusetts to provide access to their diagnostic and repair information system through a universal software system that can be accessed by dealers and independent repairs shops will also appear on the ballot "
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The ballot proposals include legalizing contentious issues like medical marijuana and “aid in dying,” which would allow adult Massachusetts residents who have been given a prognosis of six months or less to live to obtain drugs that would end their lives.Read more