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May 25, 2017

Maine Legislature Passes Bill to Fund the Implementation of the Marijuana Legalization Initiative and Change the Agency That Will Regulate Marijuana for Adult Use


The Maine Legislature has passed a bill to fund the implementation of the successful 2016 marijuana legalization initiative and change the agency that will regulate marijuana for adult use.

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May 24, 2017

Gov. Phil Scott Vetoes Historic Bill That Would Have Made Marijuana Legal for Adults in Vermont, Offers ‘Path Forward’ for Compromise During Summer Veto Session


Gov. Phil Scott announced he is vetoing a bill that would have made marijuana legal for adults in Vermont, but offered “a path forward” for passing it later this year.

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May 16, 2017

Statement Regarding Connecticut Democrats’ Proposed Budget, Which Includes Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use


Democratic state lawmakers proposed a budget that includes regulating and taxing marijuana for use by adults 21 and older.

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May 11, 2017

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession


The state Senate passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire.

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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