Go, go, New Mexico Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino! He is making the effort to put the decision making process in respect to legalizing cannabis in the hands of his constituents. His labors are already meeting resistance before he really gets the proverbial ball rolling, but hey, at least the dude is trying.
The Senator is certain of one important variable when campaigning for cannabis legalization, and that’s the fact that a regulated and taxed system can generate much needed revenue for his republic.
“Permits to produce it, permits to sell it - all those could be revenue streams for local and state government,” Ortiz y Pino said.
He goes on to affirm the point of needless incarceration and prosecution for pot possession can wreak havoc on someone’s future. “We're also destroying a lot of lives in the process as we send people to jail or prosecute them,” Pino proclaimed.
Let’s hope the senator’s colleagues will be attentive to his legislation and the state of New Mexico can join the history making side of prohibition and its inevitable demise!
Opposition- drugged driving, yadda, yadda, yadda, public health and safety, blah, blah, blah, you get the drift. For all the lovely voicing’s of the opposition please watch the included video. How's that for balance?
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