Colorado NORML is urging voters to decide against Initiative #25, opining that excessive taxation on regulated marijuana products will drive consumers back to the illicit market. “This Ballot Initiative is an unnecessary tax burden,” Colorado NORML states in an action alert.
“I’m exceedingly grateful to have the support of NORML PAC,” Lt. Governor John Fetterman said. “The bottom line here is it’s far past time we let go of this bizarre superstition and criminalization of a plant, cannabis, and instead legalize it on a federal level.”
Senator Schumer’s ascension to Majority Leader will mark the first time in US history that the upper chamber is led by a Senator who is openly calling for cannabis legalization.
Provisions legalizing marijuana possession, use, and personal cultivation take immediate effect.
A1897 / S2535 would remove penalties for the possession of up to six ounces of marijuana and the distribution of up to one ounce.
As America prepares for a shift in leadership, the incoming Administration’s pick for Attorney General will likely be one of the most consequential signals as to how the Biden-Harris Presidency will address marijuana policy reform.
Companion bills A21 / S21 would allow adults 21 and older to legally possess and purchase up to one ounce of marijuana.
Find out when each ballot initiative goes into effect, with regard to new possession penalties, application and licensing processes, and other relevant dates.