Andrew Card once Supported Legalization
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In 1981, State Representative Andrew Card, Jr. introduced, by request, Massachusetts House Bill 1737, the Massachusetts Cannabis Revenue and Education Bill, to create a Cannabis Control Authority to regulate the commercial production and distribution of marijuana, with different licenses required for importation, cultivation, processing and retailing activities. Marijuana would be retailed in three different potencies: less than 2 percent, 2-5 percent, and 5 percent and more, and taxed accordingly. Half the net revenues would be earmarked for drug education. The bill prohibits all marijuana advertising.
(Summary from Stanley Neustandter, "Legalization Legislation: Confronting the Details of Policy Choices," in Fish (ed.) How to Legalize Drugs (Aronson: Northvale, NJ, 1998).