Editorial: Tufts should draw down certain marijuana restrictions

As the opioid crisis ravages the country, Attorney General Jeff Sessions has clamped down on marijuana. The marijuana debate is still very nuanced and contentious, and federal regulations aren’t expected to change for now. Currently marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act. However, Massachusetts, along with 28 other states and the District of Columbia, has […]

Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts: Where local legislators stand

Last November, Massachusetts voters passed a ballot initiative legalizing recreational marijuana for people above the age of 21. Now state legislators representing Medford and Somerville are determining how best to implement the voters’ will. The Massachusetts Legislature has formed a Committee on Marijuana Policy, made up of members of the State Senate and House of Representatives. […]

Op-Ed: Why your vote matters

There is a lot of pessimism surrounding this election, especially on Tufts’ campus. As young people, we are used to being promised grand schemes and sweeping ideals every four years. This rhetoric played a key role in the rise of Senator Bernie Sanders during this election cycle. However, for many — especially people of color […]

Point-Counterpoint: Legalizing marijuana in Massachusetts

‘Point-Counterpoint’ juxtaposes two opposing perspectives on polarizing issues and debates. The following responses, written by the Daily’s Opinion section, address two sides of the debate on marijuana legalization in the state of Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Marijuana Legalization Initiative, or ballot Question 4, would legalize marijuana for recreational use and create a regulatory system for taxation and commerce. Question 4 will appear on […]

Op-Ed: On the forefront of democracy in Massachusetts

Democracy isn’t confined to white marble halls, or to bucolic lawns, or to the carpeted floors of the U.S. Congress. It does not emerge solely from the mouths and minds of besuited white men with perfectly coiffed hair. Democracy, as it happens, can emerge in the most unlikely of places, from the work of any […]