Marijuana Legalization Bill Passed by Northern Mariana Islands Legislature

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.

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Northern Mariana Islands Senate Votes to Legalize Marijuana

The full Senate for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands has given approval to a measure that would legalize marijuana.

The proposed law would allow those 21 and older to legally possess, use and cultivate personal amounts of marijuana. It would establish  a regulated and taxes system of marijuana businesses including marijuana retail outlets, which would be authorized to sell marijuana and  marijuana  products.

The legislation now goes to the House of Representatives. Passage in the House will send the law to Governor Ralph Torres for consideration.

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