A State Capitol rally for recreational marijuana.
Supporters say legalizing recreational pot would bring in more than $300 million for the state, just like in other states where pot is legal. They say it would also save taxpayers $70 million in fines for marijuana possession. Kevin Mahmalji, National Outreach Director, NORML, says, “States like Colorado, Washington, Oregon, California and others have proven that we can safely regulate this in a way that is productive for our state and productive in many ways.”
Cannabis supporters strongly disagree with critics who say marijuana is to blame for crime, violence, and opioid drug addictions.
The governor is not completely on board, but Auditor General Eugene Depasquale is an outspoken supporter of making it legal, regulating it, and taxing it.