Testimony In Support Of HB 2929/SB1801: A Proposal To Regulate Cannabis Production and Sales to Those 21 or Older In Massachusetts
By R. Keith Stroup, Esq.
NORML | NORML Foundation
October 14, 2009
Presented to the Massachusetts Legislative Joint Committee on Revenue
I thank the members of the Massachusetts Legislative Joint Committee on Revenue for holding this hearing regarding House Bill 2929/SB1801, which seeks to tax and regulate the retail production and distribution of marijuana for adults over 21 years of age.
I am here today representing NORML, the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, a public-interest lobby representing the interests of the tens of millions of responsible marijuana smokers in America. Since 1965, over twenty million Americans have been arrested on marijuana charges. Nearly 90 percent of these total arrests were for simple possession for personal use.
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