State representatives in New Hampshire on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for a bill that would decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana, although the measure is likely to face resistance from the senate and the governor.
The bill, passed by the state House of Representatives by a vote of 297-67, would essentially treat possessing up to a half ounce (14 grams) of marijuana like a traffic violation. A first offense would carry a $100 fine.
The measure would bring New Hampshire in line with other New England states that have relaxed marijuana possession laws in recent years.
The House has passed several decriminalization bills in past years, but they have failed to make it out of the Senate. Governor Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, has said she would veto a decriminalization bill.
Rhode Island state lawmakers introduced legislation Thursday that would end marijuana prohibition and establish a system to regulate and tax the weed.
“Marijuana prohibition is an ineffective and wasteful policy, and we cannot afford to ignore it any longer," state Sen. Joshua Miller (D), sponsor of a Senate bill, said in a statement. "The legislature is perfectly capable of creating a system that will work for Rhode Island.”
Rhode Island legalized medical marijuana in 2006, and recreational marijuana appears to be supported by a majority of the state's voters. A 2014 poll found 52 percent in favor of changing marijuana laws, mirroring national trends. This is the fourth year that legislation to regulate and tax recreational marijuana has been introduced. It's unclear whether state lawmakers will supp...
The rampant spread of ignorance and pot propaganda that expired at the end of Reagan Administration is still rampant throughout Montana, as rebels against the state’s medical marijuana program have made it their vile mission to outlaw its operation altogether.
The grey-haired mongrel working to revoke the rights of patients across the Treasure State is Senator David Howard, the Republican lawmaker infamous for his anti-gay Facebook posts, who plans to submit a bill in the state legislature this session aimed at slitting the throat of Montana’s medical marijuana program.
If passed, this destructive legislation would turn the lights out on the medical marijuana community by making cannabis, and any other drug currently classified a Schedule I controlled substance by the Drug Enforcement Administration...