De-prohibition on the East Coast

After so many years of successful legalization in the West, I’m baffled by the approaches seen in the East:

New York, Governor Andrew Cuomo: “We will end the disproportionate criminalization of one race over another by regulating, legalizing and taxing the adult use of recreational marijuana.” (December 17, 2018).

New Hampshire, Governor Chris Sununu (from Weed News): “Gov. Chris Sununu came out swinging against the effort to legalize marijuana Friday, calling it one of the biggest policy fights for his administration next year and urging members of a prominent state drug and alcohol commission to rally against its passage.” (December 14, 2018).

Rhode Island, State Representative: “With the reality of it being all around us, I think folks have to look at it a little harder now.” (December 3, 2018). This is the “everybody else is doing it” argument.

Some of the electeds back East are having a reality problem…

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