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
"Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use."
"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?"
"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."