In a race to nail down legalization before the unspeakable happens, legislators in more than a dozen states have introduced measures to loosen laws restricting access to or criminalizing marijuana.
Advocates who support legal medical and recreational weed, which is now up to 60 percentÂ in the U.S., seem to feel the urge to express their support to their corresponding officials and beyond.
The patchwork of various measures, laws, rules and restrictions that govern legal marijuana in 28 states could be propelling the urge for some type of continuity and consolidation, as we come ever closer to having an attorney general who has said â€śgood people donâ€™t smoke marijuana.â€ť
Several states are taking early steps toward decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana, reported the Hill.
Starting in New York, where medical marijuana is legal, Governor Andrew CuomoÂ proposed decriminalizing marijuana possession.
â€śThe illegal sale of marijuana cannot and will not be tolerated in New York State, but data consistently show that recreational users of marijuana pose little to no threat to public safety,â€ť reportedÂ Gothamist.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu said during his campaign he would support decriminalizing marijuana. Although legislation passed the Republican-led state House, it died when Sununuâ€™s predecessor, now-Sen. Maggie Hassan, refused to support it.
By Maureen Meehan