The Weed Blog reports

There are a number of states in America that are pushing to legalize recreational marijuana this year. Some are doing it via citizen initiative and signature gathering, others are working to accomplish the task via legislative action. Yesterday Puerto Rico’s Governor, called for Puerto Rico to legalize recreational marijuana. Puerto Rico has been in the process of reforming its marijuana laws, with medical marijuana reform coming last year. Per WDTN:

Puerto Rico’s governor has called for the legalization of marijuana during his last public address as leader of the U.S. territory.

Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Monday that taking such action would lower crime and target hypocrisy. He said legislators should at a minimum approve a bill filed in 2013 that would decriminalize marijuana. Puerto Rico’s Health Department recently adopted a regulation allowing the cultivation, manufacturing and distribution of medical marijuana.

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