Lawmakers failed to take action on the Marijuana Regulation and Taxation Act, which would have legalized the drug for people over the age of 21.
S 1747 and it’s counterpart A 3089, sought to regulate the commercial cultivation and retail sale of marijuana to adults over the age of 21. It also would have permitted the home cultivation of up to six marijuana plants by those age 18 or older.
The measures sought to license retailers and allow individuals to purchase up to two ounces. Resale would be illegal, as would smoking marijuana in public. Places could have applied for licenses to be marijuana “bars” that would allow smoking at the establishment but municipalities could also vote to not allow marijuana there at all.
NORML would like to thank those of you who contacted your state lawmakers in support of this legislation.