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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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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