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Monday, March 14, 2005

Andrew Card once Supported Legalization

White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card, Jr. served in the Massachusetts House of Represenatives from 1975 to 1983. In 1982, Mr. Card was named Legislator of the Year by the National Republican Legislators Association and received the Distinguished Legislator Award from the Massachusetts Municipal Association.

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Added fact:

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).


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