We applaud the trend toward legalization and/or decriminalization of marijuana both for medical and recreational purposes. However, we oppose the increase in new laws and regulations that has accompanied this trend, whether such measures are intended as a back-door way to continue prohibition or are simply taking advantage of marijuana’s ambiguous legal status to achieve other goals. Specifically:
- We oppose measures enacted by the state or by local governments to limit the number of marijuana dispensaries or other businesses.
- We oppose the imposition of taxes or fees on marijuana cultivation or sale.
- We support the right of individuals to grow marijuana plants for their own use on their own property without regulation or taxation by any level of government.