Massachusetts voters favored legalizing self-administered life-ending drugs 58% to 24%. Similarly, there was strong support for legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes, 58% to 27%. Both questions will appear on the state election ballot this November.
“I think we should legalize medical marijuana,” said Sami Dilai of Boston, because I think it’s going to help a lot of people to calm their nerves.”
Brian Kuhn of Plymouth says he would favor allowing doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs, but he doesn’t like the idea of his own loved ones receiving them.
“My own family having life-ending drugs or anything I’d probably say I wouldn’t want it to happen, I would say I’d be in favor of it, of having people have that right.”
Under the proposed law, terminally ill patients will be able to request and self-administer medication to end their life.
The second proposed law will legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from debilitating diseases like cancer, AIDS, or multiple sclerosis.
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