Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Recreational Marijuana Slope Getting Slipperier

Posted By on Wed, Nov 14, 2012 at 1:26 PM

Perhaps emboldened by the voters of Washington and Colorado, lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maine announced today that they will introduce legislation to make pot legal there for recreational users. Rhode Island Rep. Edith Ajello and Maine Rep. Diane Russell made the joint announcement through the Marijuana Policy Project, a non-profit advocacy group.

"We are passing the tipping point when it comes to this issue," said MPP Legislative Analyst Robert Capecci. "Unfortunately, lawmakers have traditionally been behind public opinion when it comes to marijuana policy reform. With these thoughtful legislators in at least four states planning on introducing sensible proposals to remove criminal penalties and regulate marijuana in their states, it's clear that ending marijuana prohibition is gaining momentum."

He added that similar bills are expected in Vermont and Massachusetts. Vermont and Maine have had MMJ since 2009, Vermont since 2006, and Massachusetts just passed an MMJ law on election day.

Momentum indeed. Mr. Smith approves.

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