Voters on Election Day chose to legalize recreational marijuana by a seven-point majority. But now the ultimate fate of the vote is in the Legislature’s hands.
Given some of the bills filed by the deadline last Friday, it could change dramatically.
Over the next two years, legislators will have the option of signing into law more than 30 bills related to legal pot. The proposals range wildly, from repealing the law entirely to expunging every offense related to the drug.
Fifteen bills filed by state Sen. Jason Lewis dominated the news cycle on the Friday filing deadline. But the breadth of proposals introduced for this next legislative session suggest that the law voters ratified and the one we end up following could be very different.
While some in the Legislature want to see the law curtailed, proponents and folks interested in entering the budding industry feel the law should stand the way it was written when the public voted on it.
Some of the proposed changes.
Bills that would curb personal use