The Northern Mariana Islands Legislature has passed legislation to legalize marijuana.
The U.S. territory’s Senate passed the measure Tuesday, which was followed quickly by its passage in the House of Representatives the following day. Governor Torres will soon be given the option of signing it into law, allowing it to become law without a signature, or vetoing it.
If the measure does become law, those 21 and older would be allowed to legally possess, use and cultivate marijuana for personal use. A licensed and regulated system of marijuana stores would be authorized to sell the plant.