Marijuana Policy Project

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Governor Andrew Cuomo and New York’s U.S. Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand would like to see medical marijuana on a slightly faster track in the Empire State, but there are several bumps in the road…

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.

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.

Similar proposals are expected in Vermont and Massachusetts.