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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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NIDArelease May 01, 2019

Proposal to Tax Adult Cannabis Sales, Distribute Revenue to Underserved Communities Advances in Connecticut Legislature

The Connecticut Joint Committee on Finance, Revenue and Bonding approved a bill that would tax adult cannabis sales and distribute the revenue to underserved communities. It now advances to the full Senate for consideration.

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NIDArelease Apr 10, 2019

AG William Barr Says He Would Prefer Federal Marijuana Policy Reform Over Current System of Conflicting State and Federal Laws

At a Senate Appropriations hearing, Attorney General William Barr said he would prefer a proposed federal marijuana policy reform bill over the current system of conflicting state and federal laws.

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The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, from the foreword to Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, 2009