New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession
May15

New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana Possession

The state Senate passed a bill Thursday (17-6) that would decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. HB 640 will now head back to the House of Representatives, which overwhelmingly approved the original version in February (318-36) and is expected to concur with the Senate-approved version soon. At that point, the bill would be sent to Gov. Chris Sununu, who is expected to sign it into law. HB 640 was...

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West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
Apr10

West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill

A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice. He has publicly expressed support for legal access to medical marijuana and is expected to sign the bill into law, making West Virginia the 29th state to adopt an effective medical marijuana law. SB 386, introduced by Sen. Richard Ojeda (D-Logan), received initial approval from the Senate last...

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Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing
Feb01

Hawaiian MMJ About to Start Growing

Let’s check in on the medical cannabis program in Hawaii. The state Department of Health said Tuesday it’s ready to connect its seed-to-sale tracking software with the programs used by the eight companies that received licenses to grow and sell medial marijuana. It plans to do so Feb. 1. It’s a milestone that will allow most of the licensees to start cultivating cannabis. State law says the plants must be tracked from seeds to...

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2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!
Jan12

2016 Election & Maine Is Re-Legalized !!

East of the Mississippi River the walls of cannabis prohibition are falling.  Massachusetts and Maine have been liberated ! Adults in Maine will be able to legally possess and grow personal use quantities of cannabis without penalty beginning on Monday, January 30, 2017. Republican Governor Paul LePage on Saturday certified the results of Question 1: The Marijuana Legalization Act, which then becomes law 30 days later. At that time,...

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Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?
Jan06

Massachusetts — Who’s the Boss?

Evidently some elected officials in Massachusetts don’t realize another election is coming up.  Time for the voters to demonstrate where the power resides.  Here’s more:   With little debate and without taking public testimony, House and Senate lawmakers voted today to significantly amend Massachusetts’ voter-initiated marijuana law. The vote sets the stage to delay the establishment of state-licensed marijuana retail...

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Tax Revenue Up, Arrests Down in Legal States
Jan05

Tax Revenue Up, Arrests Down in Legal States

Every day that goes by brings more evidence that legal cannabis is a good thing, and not just for cannabis consumers.  Let’s consider tax revenue, youth consumption, traffic safety and arrest rates. Tax revenue collection from retail marijuana sales in Colorado, Oregon, and Washington is exceeding initial projections, according to a report published by the Drug Policy Alliance. The DPA study finds that marijuana-related tax...

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