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Vermont House Committee Approves Proposal to End Marijuana Prohibition; New Poll Shows Strong Public Support

The state House Judiciary Committee approved a bill 8-3 that would make personal possession and cultivation of small amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.

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Illinois General Assembly to Consider Ending Marijuana Prohibition, Regulating and Taxing Marijuana for Adult Use

State lawmakers introduced legislation that would end marijuana prohibition in Illinois and establish a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed for adult use.

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New Hampshire House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Approves Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved HB 640 (318-36), bringing New Hampshire one step closer to becoming the final state in New England to decriminalize marijuana possession.

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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