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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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Sep 06, 2017

House Rules Committee Denies Vote on Popular Medical Marijuana Budget Amendment

An amendment that would keep the Department of Justice from interfering with state medical marijuana programs was voted “out of order” by the House Rules Committee, preventing the House from including it in its version of the FY 2018 federal budget.

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Sep 05, 2017

Marijuana Legalization Advocates Seek Assurances From Cannabis Control Commission Members Who Voted Against Question 4

The Marijuana Policy Project (MPP) said that the newly appointed Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) members who opposed Question 4 should make clear that their personal positions will not impact their board responsibilities or cause further delays in implementing the law.  

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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