Voters Saw Through The Governments Reefer Madness And Led The Way On Medical Marijuana.

is ready to hop on the pot legalization bandwagon. Lawmakers in 17 states have introduced more than two dozen measures this year calling to tax and legalize recreational pot use for adults, reports the LA Times . Officials from those states which includes Connecticut, Minnesota and Hawaii are now confident in passing similar legislation in their state as over half of the U.S. now allows using cannabis for medical reasons at the very least. Our focus is on revenue and bringing in cash to the state as legalization becomes more and more widespread, said Mary Washington, a Maryland state delegate responsible for introducing a recent bill that would tax marijuana like alcohol. She estimates that a legal pot program would generate up to $165 million a year for the state. Mason Tvert, a spokesman for the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project, believes that lawmakers are now taking action due to the will of American voters, who led the way in legalizing the medical use of marijuana. Voters saw through the governments reefer madness and led the way on medical marijuana. Those laws inspired citizens in other states to demand action from their elected officials, who could now see that such laws were not just popular, but possible, Tvert told the LA Times. The same thing is now happening with broader legalization. If all upcoming states successfully pass legalization, only five U.S.

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