"An arrest may not result in a long prison sentence or even any jail time at all, but it does create deferred economic opportunities, jobs not gotten for some small amounts of marijuana found on an individual," Mr. Hudak said.
"For 20 years, it was essentially the NRA on one side and nobody who even approached that level of organization on the other side," he said. "Are they going to get it done? Maybe, but they don't know until they try. They're doing all the right things."