A group of Republican governors, including Texas’ Rick Perry, are pushing a new law that would allow marijuana to be legally sold and grown in their states, but opponents say the law is unconstitutional and it will set a dangerous precedent for other states to follow.
Read moreFloyd Abrams, a former Republican congressman and a senior adviser to former President Donald Trump, told CNN that marijuana should be legalized in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
“It should be legal everywhere.
It should be taxed, it should be regulated, it shouldn’t be illegal.
It’s a public health issue and it’s something we need to fix,” Abrams said.
States with legal marijuana markets and laws permitting the sale of recreational marijuana are already seeing a dramatic reduction in opioid overdoses and other drug overdoses, Abrams said, arguing that it will only get worse if marijuana is not regulated.
The law that was passed in Arizona, New Jersey, California and Maine would legalize recreational marijuana sales and grow operations, but the proposal was shot down by Republican Gov.
Doug Ducey, who said the measure was too restrictive.
Ducey said his proposal would allow people who want to grow marijuana for personal use to do so without any state approval.
It would also allow for the cultivation of medical marijuana and hemp, as well as cannabis oils, to be sold in the state.
A bill proposed by Rep. Jared Huffman, D-Calif., and Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D