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Mar 23, 2018

Congress Approves Spending Bill Protecting Medical Marijuana States from Federal Interference

A spending bill passed by Congress early Friday contains language that renews restrictions on the use of federal funds to interfere with state medical marijuana programs.

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Mar 22, 2018

New Hampshire House Narrowly Votes to Study, Not Pass, Marijuana Bill

The New Hampshire House of Representatives punted a marijuana legalization bill to “interim study,” moments after a vote to keep the measure alive fell short in a 135-153 roll call vote.

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Mar 22, 2018

Administration Policy to Seek Death Penalty in Federal Drug Cases Causes Concern for Marijuana Policy Reform Advocates

Advocates for marijuana policy reform are decrying recent directives from the Trump administration for federal prosecutors to pursue the death penalty in drug cases where it is applicable under law.

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Mar 21, 2018

N.H. Advocates Call to Replace Head of Marijuana Study Commission

The Marijuana Policy Project is calling on New Hampshire House Speaker Gene Chandler to remove Rep. Patrick Abrami as the chair of the state’s marijuana legalization study commission.

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"Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within a supervised routine of medical care. ... It would be unreasonable, arbitrary and capricious for DEA to continue to stand between those sufferers and the benefits of this substance in light of the evidence in this record."