Marijuana Legislation Pending In At Least 13 States
Joe | Feb 28, 2011 | Comments 4
At least 13 states have some kind of marijuana legislation pending in their state houses and assemblies currently.
Medical marijuana is on the table in several states; Hawaii is considering adding compassion centers to its medicinal cannabis industry, and Delaware, Maryland, Kansas, and Idaho are debating the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.
Colorado and Rhode Island are considering changes to their medical marijuana programs, including a possible ban on cannabis edibles in CO. A complete ban on medical marijuana is making its way through the legislature in Montana.
In California there is a bill pending that would make it illegal for employers to fire medical marijuana patients for consuming their medicine during off hours.
Decriminalization measures are on deck in Connecticut, Hawaii, and Rhode Island. All of this can be added to full-blown legalization attempts that are coming in California, Colorado, Massachusetts, Washington, Oregon, and Maine over the next couple of years.
Obviously there has never been another time like this in the history of our movement. We must continue to move forward on all fronts, keeping our opponents off balance and flailing for political traction. Now is our time, but only if we make it so.