Wednesday, February 19, 2014

House Approves Marijuana Study

But there's nothing about studying
 the effect on piano players
It's pretty clear that the Legislature isn't ready to legalize marijuana, but the House tonight formally asked the Legislative Finance Committee to study marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington.

The House voted 31-28 to approve House Memorial 38, sponsored by Rep. Bill McCamley, D-Las Cruces. Twenty six Democrats and five Republicans voted for it.

Among the areas the study will look at are state revenue; agricultural production levels; llegal drug-addiction rates; state and local law enforcement resource levels; federal law enforcement efforts; and testing for high-danger jobs, such as those in heavy-equipment operation and public safety.

CORRECTED: 2-20-14 10 am I just corrected the number of Republicans and Democrats voting for the memorial. Thanks to reader Rick for pointing out my substandard math skills, which forced me to look at the vote.