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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:39 PM

State Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine Are Announcing Marijuana Legalization Bills Tomorrow

Source: Reason.com
http://reason.com/blog/2012/11/14/state-legislators-in-rhode-island-and-ma

State legislators in Rhode Island and Maine will announce bills tomorrow to legalize recreational marijuana, a spokesperson for the Marijuana Policy Project announced today.

Rhode Island Rep. Edith Ajello and Maine Rep. Diane Russell will hold a conference call tomorrow with the Marijuana Policy Project to announce the legislation.

MPP says that "similar proposals will be submitted in at least two other states Vermont and Massachusetts." A ballot iniative legalizing medical marijuana passed in Massachusetts last week with more than 60 percent of the vote. Maine voters voted to expand the state's 1999 medical marijuana law in 2009 to include dispensaries. The Rhode Island legislature passed medical marijuana legislation earlier this year.

Correction: This post originally said that the bills would be introduced tomorrow. They will be announced tomorrow, and introduced when legislative sessions begin.

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Reply State Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine Are Announcing Marijuana Legalization Bills Tomorrow (Original post)
Unknown Beatle Nov 2012 OP
MrSlayer Nov 2012 #1
StrictlyRockers Nov 2012 #17
JeffHead Nov 2012 #2
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #6
mike_c Nov 2012 #3
Panasonic Nov 2012 #4
d_r Nov 2012 #5
Panasonic Nov 2012 #8
tridim Nov 2012 #7
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #10
amywalk Nov 2012 #11
BlueJazz Nov 2012 #12
RainDog Nov 2012 #14
AlbertCat Nov 2012 #16
libdem4life Nov 2012 #9
RainDog Nov 2012 #13
Flatpicker Nov 2012 #15
AverageJoe90 Nov 2012 #18

Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:45 PM

1. Good.

 

Should be legal nationally.

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Response to MrSlayer (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:57 PM

17. I bet my girlfriend twenty bucks that it will be legal in California in the next six years.

I think she's gonna owe me twenty bucks. Guess what I am going to be spending it on...

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:54 PM

2. Sanity is spreading.

Colorado and Washington kicked the door open and many states will soon follow. Good for Maine and RI. Who's next?

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Response to JeffHead (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:15 PM

6. NJ

Christie vetoed legislatively passed MMJ. He is on the wrong side of history.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:56 PM

3. time to go home and...

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 08:57 PM

4. When the balls starts rolling... it REALLY rolls.

 

Soon enough, the feds will have to remove cannabis from Schedule I listing.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 PM

5. heh you said rolling

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Response to d_r (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:19 PM

8. Yeah.. time to roll a J :D

 

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:16 PM

7. Pinching myself because it's really happening!

Who is going to be the last state to legalize?

Utah?

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:23 PM

10. I'd say Georgia or Florida.

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:36 PM

11. Florida.

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Response to amywalk (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:18 PM

12. Probably so. We have a Republican senate and...welllll....Everybody...here.

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:24 PM

14. It would be total irony if Mississippi were the last to legalize

Since it's the only state in the U.S. that is legally authorized to grow marijuana - and has to, to provide for the 8 remaining patients in a program that required the U.S. to honor the rights of patients whose best medicine for their illnesses is marijuana.

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Response to tridim (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:34 PM

16. NC

because we are in the throes of a conservative freak out... going backwards faster than you can count.


If not... the last will be whatever state has the most private prisons.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:22 PM

9. Here comes that "slippery slope" you were warned about...do it for one and what do you get?

All the rest following suit. Imagine there are just a few Republicans grateful about the Democrat's win???

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:21 PM

13. k&r n/t

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:29 PM

15. Good

This issue needs to go away.

It's just a pointless waste of LE funds.

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Response to Unknown Beatle (Original post)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:27 AM

18. Still can't believe how long it's taken.

But even so, this is absolutely wonderful news.

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