Bill to legalize medical marijuana to be introduced in 2018

Republican Rep. Jim Lucas hasn’t started writing his bill to legalize medical marijuana for the 2018 general assembly yet. But, he doesn’t see it as legalizing it. He sees it more as decriminalizing it. Atty. Gen. Curtis Hill, also a Republican, sees it as nothing more than “smoking pot”. Both men have publicly expressed their views on the matter, and continue to have opposing viewpoints. Hill makes a decades-old argument that many consider valid, including some people who have become addicted to hard drugs. Hill said he believes that giving pot the moniker “medical marijuana” will change the way people view the drug as being more harmless, and he believes that is harmful.

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