Now, as NORML KC approaches it’s chapter’s two-year anniversary at the end of August, they have a victory in hand and sights set statewide for access.
Starting at midnight tonight, specially licensed medical cannabis dispensaries will have the opportunity to engage in the retail sale of marijuana to adults.
I think Quist’s opponents may be surprised by the reaction this “revelation” will evoke from most Montana residents, and Americans across the spectrum. That reaction can largely be summed up as:
Public support for marijuana legalization has surged in Washington state in the years following the enactment of legislation permitting the commercial production and retail sale of the plant.
In a blowout victory for sensible criminal justice policy, the voters of Kansas City, Missouri have decided to approve Question 5 and decriminalize marijuana to direct their law enforcement officers to no longer target citizens for possession of the plant and would replace current criminal penalties with just a civil fine.
Language in Question 1: the Marijuana Legalization Act, specific to the private possession and cultivation of marijuana by adults took effect today.
Legislators in a number of states are pushing forward measures to delay the enactment of several voter-initiated marijuana laws. NORML Executive Director Erik Altieri called the efforts “an affront to the democratic process.” He added: “Voters have lived with the failings of marijuana prohibition for far too long already. Lawmakers have a responsibility to abide by the will of the voters and to do so in a timely manner.”
California voters approved the legalization of marijuana this past November, but for some cities, embracing the new law is going to take some time.
Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning January 30, 2017.
This Sunday, Nevada will become the seventh US state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis.