Dying New Hampshire Woman Files Medical Marijuana Lawsuit Against DHHS

A terminal cancer patient seeking expedited access to medical marijuana filed a lawsuit Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court against New Hampshire Commissioner of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas. The lawsuit is available at http://mpp.org/HoranLawsuit. The Department of Health and Human Services is responsible for administrating the state’s medical…

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Alaska: Social Consumption Of Marijuana Is An Essential Protection

I received the following alert from the Alaska campaign (they are still working hard long after the 2014 Election!): The Marijuana Control Board’s staff and attorneys claim that the board is unable to license and regulate retail shops that would allow on-site consumption. This position overlooks important protections contained in…

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New Economy Consulting And Cannabis Industry Leaders To Hold Fundraiser For Portland Mayor Campaign

(image via Facebook) On Thursday, November 5th New Economy Consulting (NEC) and cannabis industry leaders will hold a fundraiser for State Treasurer and Portland Mayoral Candidate Ted Wheeler. The intimate gathering will be held downtown at 7pm in the EcoTrust building and will focus on issues that directly relate to…

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WOLA, O’Neill Institute To Examine Public Health Approaches To Legalizing Marijuana

(image via Facebook) An interesting and scholarly e-mail I received today that I felt worth passing along: The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, in collaboration with the Washington Office on Latin America (WOLA), has received a $ 250,000 grant from the Open Philanthropy Project…

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Mexico’s Supreme Court Declares Individuals Have the Right To Consume And Cultivate Marijuana

Today, in a 4 to 1 vote, Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled that the prohibition of the consumption and cultivation of marijuana for personal use is unconstitutional. The Court determined that the prohibition of the consumption of marijuana – and its cultivation for non-commercial ends – violates the human right to…

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New Hampshire Cancer Patient To File Suit Against State Over Medical Marijuana Access

A terminal cancer patient seeking access to medical marijuana will file a lawsuit Thursday in Merrimack County Superior Court against New Hampshire Commissioner of Health and Human Services Nicholas Toumpas. Linda Horan of Alstead, who is suffering from Stage 4 lung cancer, filed a pre-registration application to participate in New…

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Two More Michigan Cities Vote To Legalize Marijuana

Ohioans may have nixed their tainted marijuana legalization effort but Michigan cities keep on approving local legal marijuana proposals. Two Michigan cities said yes to ’local legal’ marijuana ballot initiatives in voting on Tuesday, November 3. In the last 11 years, cities around the state have approved cannabis law reform efforts in 25 different elections. Voters in…

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Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill In Senate To End Federal Marijuana Prohibition

As expected, Bernie Sanders introduced a bill today into the United States Senate that would end federal marijuana prohibition. It wouldn’t legalize marijuana, as states would be able to decide the issue themselves, but it would remove marijuana prohibition at the federal level. Below is a reaction by Tom Angell…

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