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NIDArelease May 31, 2019

Illinois Legislature Passes Historic Bill to Legalize and Regulate Cannabis


A bill that would legalize and regulate cannabis for adults in Illinois — The Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (CRTA) — has received final approval from state legislators and is now headed to the desk of Gov. J.B. Pritzker, who is expected to sign it.

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NIDArelease May 29, 2019

Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Legalize and Regulate Cannabis for Adult Use


A bill to legalize and regulate cannabis for adult use in Illinois passed in the state Senate Wednesday in a vote of 38-17.

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NIDArelease May 09, 2019

North Dakota Eliminates Jail Time for Possession of Small Amounts of Marijuana


Gov. Doug Burgum has signed a bill into law making North Dakota the 25th state in the nation to eliminate the threat of jail time for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

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NIDArelease May 02, 2019

New Hampshire Senate Approves Bill to Allow Home Cultivation of Medical Cannabis


The New Hampshire Senate approved a bill (14-10) to allow participants in the state's therapeutic cannabis program to cultivate their own cannabis. HB 364 will now head back to the House.

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There is no logical basis for the prohibition of marijuana.
Economist Milton Friedman, Costs of Marijuana Prohibition, June 2, 2005