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Sep 27, 2017

Regulate Rhode Island Says Marijuana Study Commission Should Serve as “Fact-Finding Mission” But Should Not Offer Final Recommendation on Legalization

Rhode Island House Speaker Mattiello announced his appointments to the marijuana study commission, completing the appointment process and clearing the way for the committee to begin gathering information on how legal marijuana is working in other states.

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Sep 25, 2017

FBI Reports More Than 653,000 Arrests for Marijuana Offenses in 2016

An estimated 653,249 arrests were made nationwide for marijuana in 2016, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s annual Crime In the United States (CIUS) report.

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Sep 15, 2017

New Hampshire’s Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Takes Effect TOMORROW

New Hampshire’s bill decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana officially takes effect on Saturday, September 16, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation to eliminate the possibility of jail time for simple marijuana possession.

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Sep 07, 2017

Federal Government Survey Shows Teen Marijuana Use Dropped in 2016

The annual National Survey on Drug Use and Health released by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) reports that teen marijuana use rates decreased nationally in 2016.

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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."
DEA Chief Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young, Ruling in the matter of Marijuana Rescheduling Petition, September 6, 1988