Thursday, January 26, 2017

"some in the Legislature want to see the law curtailed"

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"Voters on Election Day chose to legalize recreational marijuana by a seven-point majority. But now the ultimate fate of the vote is in the Legislature's hands. 
Given some of the bills filed by the deadline last Friday, it could change dramatically. 
Over the next two years, legislators will have the option of signing into law more than 30 bills related to legal pot. The proposals range wildly, from repealing the law entirely to expunging every offense related to the drug. 
Fifteen bills filed by state Sen. Jason Lewis dominated the news cycle on the Friday filing deadline. But the breadth of proposals introduced for this next legislative session suggest that the law voters ratified and the one we end up following could be very different."

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1 comment:

  1. I understand that they are concerned about home grown contributing to the black market, but reducing the number of plants that homeowners are allowed to grow, is just totally illogical. How could anybody in their right mind think that someone selling home grown marijuana whom could face a fine $5,000 and up to 2 years in jail, think that that type of person would deterred by reducing the limit plant which holds a fine of $300 for the violation of the limit. Hopefully our legislators make decisions that are more rational than what is being considered, otherwise they have no right to be running our government.