Critics have taken pot shots at Colorado’s cannabis laws since voters there became the first in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana in 2012. Now, a pair of activists want to scrap the system entirely, erasing all mention of adult-use cannabis from the state Constitution.
Joe Biden seemed to get pretty close to backing marijuana legalization at a New Hampshire campaign event this week—but after seeming to acknowledge that the policy change as inevitable, he reaffirmed he wouldn’t pursue it until more research is done.
Legalizing marijuana. It’s already been done in Massachusetts and could soon be the case in New York. Gov. Ned Lamont appears in favor of doing the same here in Connecticut. During his State of the State Address to the General Assembly Wednesday, he suggested Connecticut become unified with bordering states. Supporters agree.
A push to legalize commercial marijuana sales in Vermont took another step forward on Wednesday, with the House Ways and Means Committee voting to advance a bill to license and tax cannabis businesses.
Rhode Island’s governor is pitching an unconventional recreational marijuana legalization plan centered on state-owned stores operated by private contractors, which would offer modest business opportunities for cannabis entrepreneurs.