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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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NIDArelease Apr 04, 2019

Bill to End Marijuana Prohibition in New Hampshire Approved by House of Representatives, Headed to Senate


A bill to end marijuana prohibition and regulate cannabis for adult use in New Hampshire was approved by the state House of Representatives (200-163). It will now head to the Senate, where it will be scheduled for a public hearing.

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NIDArelease Apr 04, 2019

Bicameral, Bipartisan Legislation to Protect State Marijuana Laws Introduced in Congress


Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and Reps. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR), David Joyce (R-OH), and Maxine Waters (D-CA) introduced legislation in the Senate and House of Representatives that would end the federal government’s war on marijuana and protect states’ rights to enact their own marijuana policies.

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NIDArelease Mar 28, 2019

Cannabis Banking Bill Advances in Congress; Statement From the Marijuana Policy Project


By a vote of 45-15, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bipartisan bill aimed at ensuring state-legal cannabis businesses are able to access basic banking and financial services.

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The plain and simple truth is that alcohol fuels violent behavior and marijuana does not ... alcohol contributes to literally millions of acts of violence in the United States each year. It is a major contributing factor to crimes like domestic violence, sexual assault, and homicide. Marijuana use, on the other hand, is absent in that regard from both crime reports and the scientific literature. There is simply no causal link to be found.
Former Seattle Police Chief Norm Stamper, from the foreword to Marijuana is Safer: So Why Are We Driving People to Drink?, 2009