A bill to legalize marijuana use for medical purposes never made it out of a legislative committee for a vote in the 97th General Assembly’s lame duck sessions. But that doesn’t mean the issue is dead. There’s talk it could gain new life in some form in the new 98th.
Rather than watching and waiting to see what might happen, several suburban communities have begun studying the possible legislation and what controls it would afford them. There’s plenty of uncertainty, but despite that it’s wise for all communities to do their homework.