Leaders of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol will testify at a legislative hearing Monday in support of a measure that would end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated similarly to alcohol.
The Joint Committee on the Judiciary is considering H.3932 because the CRMLA submitted more than 105,000 signatures in support of the proposal in December. The measure will appear on the November ballot if the Legislature does not approve it.
CRMLA campaign manager Will Luzier and campaign chairman Dick Evans will hold a media availability outside the hearing room at 12:30 p.m. ET immediately prior to the hearing.
"This is the Legislature's opportunity to embrace a far more sensible marijuana policy," Luzier said. "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."
WHAT: Media availability with leaders of the Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol prior to a legislative hearing on H.3932
WHEN: Media availability TODAY, Monday, March 6, 12:30 p.m. ET; hearing begins at 1 p.m. ET
WHERE: Joint Committee on the Judiciary, Hearing Room A-1, Massachusetts State House; media availability in the hall outside the hearing room
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Source: The Campaign to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol is supporting a 2016 statewide ballot initiative to end marijuana prohibition in Massachusetts. For more information, visit http://www.RegulateMassachusetts.org