Green governor candidates in MA, IL call for marijuana legalization
September 28, 2010 in State Wide Elections
Green Party candidates for governor in Massachusetts and Illinois have recently made the news for supporting legalization of marijuana. Massachusetts Green-Rainbow Party gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein was featured in the Boston Herald in an article entitled “Gubernatorial candidate Jill Stein, pot rally organizer push for legalization”:
Candidate for Governor Jill Stein touted her medical credentials as she called for the legalization of marijuana in an address to tens of thousands of pot smokers yesterday at the annual Hemp Fest rally on Boston Common.
“I’m the only candidate for governor here,” she said. “I’m here because I agree with you, as a medical doctor and as a candidate for governor. Marijuana prohibition, making marijuana illegal is a flawed, tragic failure.”
The Green Party candidate for governor says Illinois should legalize and tax marijuana, but his opponents disagree. Green candidate Rich Whitney says Illinois could bring in about $300 million a year by taxing marijuana.