Sammi Brown, (D) Jefferson, shopes to introduce a bill she has called the “Normalizing Cannabis Act” within the week week.
The bill is a re-draft of House Bill 3108 which she introduced last year.
“What if we had something that put a big green light out there, no pun intended, that said come on home, and this might be it,” said Ms Brown.
The bill will focus on criminal justice reforms and de-stigmatizing cannabis by expunging certain possession charges and work towards non-criminal adult use. Brown said she hopes decriminalization will entice people back to the mountain state. She also thinks by expunging some criminal records, more people will be able to find work. Those opposed say otherwise.