MJNews Analysis: In New Hampshire It’s Live Free…Or Not

By Roger Tilton  Now that the New Hampshire State Senate Judiciary Committee has “re-referred” the legal reefer bill to next year’s session, we wonder if Reefer Madness prohibitionists will continue to prevail until the Great Bay Oyster Reef Restoration is complete. What? That would be until Halloween in 2021, more than two years away. The Read the full article…

Roger Tilton’s Clarion Call To New Hampshire: “Let’s Be Tenth!”

By Roger Tilton NEW HAMPSHIRE: Four years ago, I ran for state senate in the “First in the Nation Primary” state of New Hampshire on the theme: “Let’s be ‘Third in the Nation’ to legalize adult-use cannabis.” I lost. And so did New Hampshire. Since that election, every jurisdiction neighboring New Hampshire (save the Atlantic Read the full article…

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Bill Decriminalizing Marijuana Possession Offenses

NEW HAMPSHIRE: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law decriminalizing minor marijuana offenses. The new law, which takes effect in mid-September, eliminates criminal penalties for the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis and/or up to five grams of hashish for those age 18 and older. First and second time offenders will face a $100 Read the full article…

New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton Visits MJBA HQ

WASHINGTON: New Hampshire Senate Candidate Roger Tilton, who first came to national prominence for including a marijuana leaf on campaign posters for his bid for New Hampshire State Senate in 2012, stopped MJBA HQ in Seattle last week to speak with MJ News Network’s David Rheins. The pro-cannabis politician is back on the campaign trail — and still flying his cannabis Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers Approved By State

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  Medical marijuana is one step closer to reality in New Hampshire. The first applicants to open medical marijuana facilities in New Hampshire have been approved by the state, but it will likely be months before they open. The Department of Health and Human Services announced Tuesday that Prime Alternative Treatment Centers of New Read the full article…

New Hampshire House Votes To Decriminalize Possession Of Small Amounts Of Marijuana

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  There’s growing support for decriminalizing the possession of a small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. The New Hampshire House voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a bill that makes carrying a half-ounce or less of cannabis a violation-level offense, like a speeding ticket. The House has voted six times in its history Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Dispensary Proposed In Epping

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  A medical marijuana dispensary has been proposed in Epping, New Hampshire, after the state passed a law allowing seriously ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses. The Portsmouth Herald reports the plan will be presented to selectmen on Monday night at Epping Town Hall. The program is being administered through the Read the full article…

New Hampshire Senate: Study Growing Marijuana At Home

NEW HAMPSHIRE: The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home rather than wait for dispensaries to open under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law. The Senate voted Thursday without debate to study the House bill. Last year, lawmakers considered including a home-grow provision in the medical marijuana Read the full article…

State House Live: N.H. House Overwhelmingly Defeats Marijuana Legalization Bill

NEW HAMPSHIRE:  The House stood strongly against legalizing marijuana this afternoon, 192-140. The 52 vote margin represents a major change since the House narrowly passed the bill in January and sent it to the Ways and Means Committee. Gov. Maggie Hassan, a Democrat, had promised to veto any bill legalizing marijuana. Supporters of the bill Read the full article…

Obama Ignores America’s Fastest-Growing Industry in State Of The Union Address

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: During last night’s State of the Union address, President Obama made the controversial declaration that he would sign an executive order raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour for federal contract workers. Notably absent from his speech was any mention of the fastest-growing industry in America, an industry Read the full article…