Marijuana Policy Project http://wamc.org en New England Lawmakers Seeking to Legalize Pot http://wamc.org/post/new-england-lawmakers-seeking-legalize-pot <p></p><p>Lawmakers in Rhode Island and Maine are promising to push legislation to legalize marijuana in their states after voters in Colorado and Washington removed legal penalties for pot use.</p><p>Rhode Island state Rep. Edith Ajello and Maine state Rep. Diane Russell say public support for marijuana legalization is growing. They say regulated sales of marijuana would eliminate the criminal black market while raising badly needed revenue for governments.</p><p>Similar proposals are expected in Vermont and Massachusetts.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 05:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 52119 at http://wamc.org