New England States Considering Marijuana Legalization

 by lucy

New England lawmakers are considering following Colorado and Washington’s lead in legalizing marijuana.  Lawmakers from Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts have all expressed that they intend to file marijuana legalization bills in 2013.

At a press conference, Rhode Island state Representative Edith Ajello indicated that she will file a legalization bill next year.  “Our prohibition failed,” she explained.  “I think legalizing and taxing it, just as we did to alcohol, is the way we do it.”

Maine state Representative Diane Russell said that she will also introduce a legalization bill, LD 1453 in the state.  She explained, “The people are far ahead of the politicians on this.  Just in the past few weeks we’ve seen the culture shift dramatically.”

Massachusetts and Vermont legislators have also indicated that they will introduce full legalization bills in 2013.  The legislative process can be slow so the road toward legalizing marijuana in New England could prove to take some time.

Every New England state, aside from New Hampshire, has legalized medical marijuana.  It seems natural that full legalization would be the next step.

 

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8 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

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    DankHydroKush said on Nov 21, 2012

    Fuck YA! Why is CT red though lol?

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    jibbler said on Nov 21, 2012

    It's about time. Come on KY!

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    NEtoker19 said on Nov 21, 2012

    Way to be behind the game NH -_-

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    CTherbalgoodness said on Nov 21, 2012

    i dont get why CT is red???

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    Envious said on Nov 21, 2012

    Indiana also stated this next year it would be a talked of issue and a bill or two introduced in 2013… horray for progress!

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    ensignharry said on Nov 21, 2012

    New England Rocks, America is on track to be the best country in the world again, Colorado and Washington lead the way, im down here in Australia born and raised and im falling in love with whats starting!!!! Go RED WHITE AND BLUE!!!!!!! FUCK YEAH

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