17 Aug 2010

Marijuana legalisation in Northern Marianas looks less likely

1:15 pm on 17 August 2010

The Northern Marianas House Natural Resources Committee is recommending that a bill seeking to legalise marijuana be dropped.

Representative Stanley Torres, who is promoting the bill, says he's disappointed with the recommendation.

He says he believes the bill has the backing of the silent majority.

Mr Torres says he will now re-introduce it as a legislative initiative which will give the people a direct say.