The Joint Committee on the Judiciary held a legislative hearing on H.3932, a proposed ballot initiative to legalize marijuana similarly to alcohol, after the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol (CRMLA) advocates submitted more than 105,000 signatures in support of their proposal. The measure will then be on the November ballot if the legislature does not approve it.
CRMLA leaders, Luzier and Evans provided media coverage outside the hearing room A1 of the State House before the scheduled hearing at 1pm EST.
CRMLA campaign manager, Will Luzier, also stated that, “This is the Legislature’s opportunity to embrace a far more sensible marijuana policy. Marijuana prohibition does not eliminate marijuana use. It only ensures that marijuana is unregulated, untested, untaxed, and sold by gangs and criminals. It is time to regulate marijuana and stop punishing adults for consuming a substance that is less dangerous than alcohol.”
If the Legislature fails to pass the measure, a final 10,792 signatures must be collected by June to place the initiative on the November ballot.