4 Apr 2014

CNMI Senate mulls pot legalisation

6:47 pm on 4 April 2014

The Senate of the Northern Marianas is considering discussing a bill that will legalise marijuana for medicinal and recreational use in the islands.

The issue of marijuana legalisation was raised when the Senate was discussing Representative Christopher Leon Guerroro's bill, which decriminalises possession of small amounts of marijuana and raises the monetary fines instead.

This discussion comes a few years after the Senate continued to reject or shelve house plans seeking to legalize marijuana for medicinal or recreational use, or both.

Talks about legalizing marijuana use comes after Colorado is looking to earn nearly 1 billion US dollars in sales next fiscal year after legalizing marijuana use in 2012.