Alabama, Pennsylvania See Marijuana Legalization Bills

And then there were ten. That is, as marijuana legalization bills have been formally introduced this month in Alabama and Pennsylvania, the number of states to see such bills this year is up to ten. The others are Hawaii (already killed), Maine, Maryland (already dead), Massachusetts, Nevada, New Hampshire, Oregon, and Rhode Island.

In Alabama, Rep. Patricia Todd (D-Birmingham) introduced House Bill 550, the Alabama Cannabis and Hemp Reform Act. It would allow adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana and grow up to 12 plants in a secured space. Adults could share, but not sell, marijuana to other adults.

The bill is headed for the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee.

In Pennsylvania, Sen. Daylin Leach (D-17) introduced Senate Bill 528, the Regulate Marijuana Act. It would allow adults 21 and over to grow up to six plants and possess the resulting harvest. It would also allow adults to transfer up to an ounce to other adults. And it would direct the state to come up with a system to regulate and tax marijuana commerce.

The bill has been referred to the Senate Law and Justice Committee.

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As happy as I am to see at

As happy as I am to see at least one sensible person I have a bad feeling Alabama will be the last to legalize. It's quite a sham of democracy really. The people want legalization; unfortunately our elected officials can't deliver. Why don't we throw off our behind-the-curve stereotype that Alabama has and hop on board? I guess one can dream.

Georgia will be last

The slave state of Georgia loves to lock up blacks for smoking pot.  They make good and strong slaves for the Georgia gestapo police state.

Gotta Keep trying

Every time a bill is introduced into a state its progress, even if it dies in committee.  Alcohol prohibition was eventually repealed due to states taking the lead in challenging Federal law.  So even if this fails it is progress.  Slow but steady wins this game, senseless as the entire legal framework of prohibition is. 

Nixon suckered GOP into drug war

Marijuana prohibition is a big government nanny police state activity that Nixon tricked the GOP into thinking it should be on the GOP agenda, when in fact it belongs on the Democrat side with Hillary Clinton and Obama clearly in agreement.

All the GOP has to do is cough up one gun and freedom lover to win the White House.

Southern Weed

Yea , the south is awash in Cannabis . The politicians know it . They have family members , just like everyone else , that enjoy`s Cannabis . The state governments of the south are tied at the hip with the prison industry . The modern day plantations .  Black slave labor for the white mans drug laws . If you are from the south and live in the south as I do , then you understand this reality . Those white cops had a blast in the 1980`s when the crack rock hit the streets . Yea boy . I`m white by the way . I was there and I saw it . I still see it . I don`t think that the Alabama legislature has enough common sense to pass a common sense bill . Ever seen an Alabama black snake cross the road at night ? It was running from a Georgia bulldog .

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