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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:10 PM

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

Source: Reason

State Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine Are Announcing Marijuana Legalization Bills Tomorrow
Mike Riggs|Nov. 14, 2012 11:20 am

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 decriminalized marijuana earlier this year, and has had medical marijuana since 2006 (a stupid error on my part, since I blogged the Rhode Island legislature's decrim vote).

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

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Reply State Legislators in Rhode Island and Maine Are Announcing Marijuana Legalization Bills Tomorrow (Original post)
kpete Nov 2012 OP
AlecBGreen Nov 2012 #1
SubgeniusHasSlack Nov 2012 #2
bupkus Nov 2012 #3
FrodosPet Nov 2012 #14
WheelWalker Nov 2012 #4
Marrah_G Nov 2012 #5
Posteritatis Nov 2012 #6
bupkus Nov 2012 #8
PoliticAverse Nov 2012 #7
StrictlyRockers Nov 2012 #9
defacto7 Nov 2012 #10
RoccoR5955 Nov 2012 #11
yardwork Nov 2012 #12
TeamPooka Nov 2012 #13

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:15 PM

1. K&R for a sane and sensible drug policy

:kick:

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:16 PM

2. It is the Healing of the Nations!

 

Jah's holy sacrament.

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Response to bupkus (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:06 AM

14. Your math is off, but point taken

Actually, that is half of one hundredth of a percent. Sorry to be a stickler, but such an overstating does diminish a valid observation.

1 percent of 9,000,000 = 90,000
0.1% of 9,000,000 = 9000
0.01% of 9,000,000 = 900
0.005% of 9,000,000 = 450

Remember, 1 percent is the same as multiplying by .01

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:25 PM

4. Kicked and recommended. Legalization, not decriminalization...

Decriminalizing personal use does nothing to eliminate the vast waste of resources directed at suppressing the trade in cannabis. Decriminalized users still have to break the law to obtain the herb, and associate with those who on many other levels are likely not law abiding citizens. Legalize and break the back of the illegal market, and redirect law enforcement resources to the suppression corporate criminals. Legalize and promote the homegrown solution. That is my view.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:27 PM

5. awesome

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:32 PM

6. All the US needs to do now is wrap Reagan's coffin in copper wire

War on drugs and energy problems gone in one fell swoop!

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:37 PM

7. Good. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:47 PM

9. Bide up, with reasoning.

Humble yourselves. Let herb be the healing medicine that Jah intended it to be.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:38 PM

10. K&R

yes.. keep it going.

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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:46 PM

11. I hope all 4 states legalize it.

This would start a domino effect of states legalizing the weed. Once NY legalizes it, it will be a matter of time until many other states pick it up, and the war on "drugs" will be over.

It would upset the apple cart of the commercial prisons, but this needs to be done. Perhaps they are realizing that if they legalized and taxed marijuana, they might be able to get out of the financial hole.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:49 PM

12. Thank the goddess that the tide seems to be turning on this horrific war.

The owners of for-profit prisons are not going to be happy about this turn of events.

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Thu Nov 15, 2012, 01:28 AM

13. Prohibition is a failed public polcy...again nt

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