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Cactus: Spring 2012

Topic:  Is it time to change the Marijuana laws ?

  • Legalize it across the board?
  • Partially legalize for medical use?
  • For commercial hemp?
  • Strengthen the laws?
  • Strengthen enforcement?

Referendum Results:

CACTUS recommends, by a vote of seventeen to zero, that production of cannabis as an agricultural commodity and use of marijuana as a licensed medical drug be legalized in the United States. The Recommendation is to be implemented in two stages: (1) issuance of a Presidential directive requiring research on pharmaceutical  benefits and distinction between industrial and high-THC varieties of the plant; (2) passage of a law establishing administrative means to oversee production and  marketing of industrial hemp and medical marijuana, with state options for approving or regulating certain aspects of use.

Referendum Proposal

Summary of Reasons for making recommendation


Final Report

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