A national group promoting legal marijuana has thrown out Connecticut’s chapter like old bong water after a 28-year-old marijuana activist allegedly sent an obscenity-laced e-mail to a Connecticut state lawmaker and threatened violence.
Dominic Vita, of Somers, the vice president of Norml CT, wrote something to the effect of, "I'm getting ready to go postal," to Sen. Toni Boucher, an opponent of relaxing marijuana laws, according to Capitol Police.
So, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws withdrew the state chapter's affiliation, Allen St. Pierre, the executive director of the national group, said.
While NORML condones responsible use of marijuana by adults, it should never be an excuse for misconduct or other bad behavior, the group says under the frequently asked questions on its Web site. Apparently, that opposition to bad behavior extends to its officials.
Vita said he sent the e-mail to Boucher by accident and has apologized. He says he'll resign from the state chapter.
A legislative committee is set to vote Tuesday on a proposal to decriminalize marijuana in the state.
Vita was charged last week with disorderly conduct for the e-mail.