Marijuana Legalization Bills Introduced
On March 23rd 2009, NORML reported on their blog that "A pair of bills — House Bill 2929Senate Bill 1801 — seeking to “tax and regulate the cannabis industry” have just been introduced in the Massachusetts legislature."
These bills are set to tax and regulate the cannabis industry. This means that if the bill's are passed the production and cultivation of marijuana for any adult over the age of 21. Similarly to the law with alchol, anyone over the age of 21 in the United States would be able to enter a store and purchase marijuana. This purchase would be taxed and revenue would be sent right to the government. This bill also states that personal use and non-profit sale of marijuana would not be subject to taxation under the law.
You can read more about these bills at the new website: http://www.cantaxreg.com. If you live in Massachusetts, we urge you to write your elected officials in support of H. 2929 and S. 1801 by going here.