After Massachusetts voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana, top law enforcement officials are scrambling to figure out what they need to do to put the law into effect — despite their efforts to defeat it at the polls.
WTF? Did these idiots just presume that God, country and abstinence automatically win?
Attorney General Martha Coakley, who joined all 11 of the state’s district attorneys in opposing the ballot question, said Wednesday she was working to determine exactly what it will require the legal system to do.
“Question 2’s passage not only authorizes the decriminalization of small amounts of marijuana, but also establishes a parallel civil regulatory structure that does not currently exist,” Coakley said in a written statement.
Massachusetts becomes the 12th state in the country to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. The measure passed Tuesday with 65 percent of voters supporting it and 35 percent opposed.
Under the state constitution, a ballot question approved by voters becomes law 30 days after an election.
Street prices are dropping like a stone. The morality brigade is crying in their (inevitable) beer.