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NIDArelease Feb 12, 2020

Kentucky House Committee Approves Medical Cannabis Legislation

The House Judiciary Committee voted in favor (17-1) of a bill that would legalize medical cannabis for patients with debilitating medical conditions in Kentucky. HB 136 will now head to the House of Representatives for a full vote.

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NIDArelease Feb 06, 2020

New Hampshire Senate Approves Medical Cannabis Home Cultivation Bill

The New Hampshire Senate passed a bill in a voice vote that would allow patients and caregivers to grow a limited supply of cannabis. SB 420 will now proceed to the House of Representatives, which has passed similar legislation in the past with strong majority support. 

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NIDArelease Feb 05, 2020

Marijuana Policy Project Hires Senior Legislative Counsel

The nation’s largest marijuana policy organization, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced it has hired attorney DeVaughn Ward to serve as senior legislative counsel. Ward will play an integral role in legalizing marijuana in Connecticut, where he is a longtime resident. 

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NIDArelease Jan 28, 2020

New Hampshire Lawmakers Advance Cannabis Legalization Bill

The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee approved a bill (13-7) that would legalize possession and limited cultivation of cannabis for adults 21 and older in New Hampshire. A full House vote on HB 1648 is expected to take place on Thursday, February 6. 

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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?
Pat Robertson, chairman of the Christian Broadcasting Network, The New York Times, March 2012