A terminal cancer patient seeking expedited access to medical marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursdayin Merrimack County Superior Court against New Hampshire Commissioner of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas.Read More
The defeat of a marijuana-related ballot initiative in Ohio is not an indicator of how several marijuana-related initiatives will fare next year. The 2016 initiatives do not include the widely unpopular ‘monopoly’ language that plagued the Ohio campaign, and they will benefit from heightened voter turnout during a presidential election.Read More
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) introduced a bill Wednesday that would repeal all federal penalties for possessing and growing marijuana, allowing states to establish their own marijuana laws. Sen. Sanders was the first major party presidential candidate to express support for ending marijuana prohibition, and the bill he filed is the first such proposal ever introduced in the U.S. Senate.Read More
MPP has upgraded Mike Huckabee, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders in its 2016 presidential voter guide. More changes could follow the Republican candidate debate scheduled to take place Wednesday in Boulder, Colorado, where the candidates are likely to discuss the state’s laws that regulate marijuana for adult and medical use.Read More
"The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an outrage, an imposition on basic civil liberties and on the reasonable expenditure of social energy."
"I really believe we should treat marijuana the way we treat beverage alcohol. If people can go into a liquor store and buy a bottle of alcohol and drink it at home legally, then why do we say that the use of this other substance is somehow criminal?"
"The sole tangible way in which pot is a gateway to other illegal drugs is that it is illegal. The best way to end this easy path to worse narcotics is to legalize it and take it out of the hands of criminals and gangs."