Two historic ballot initiatives were successful in the Nov. 4 election. The airwaves in Massachussetts and Michigan were blitzed by ridiculous attack ads from the drug warriors, but voters tuned out the noise and passed two major reforms.
This video from the Marijuana Policy Project provides a synopsis of where Barack Obama, John McCain, Bob Barr, Ralph Nader, and Cynthia McKinney stand on drug and marijuana policy. Definitely worth a look!
We've had a pretty good response from the surveys we sent to candidates, and of course, we know how all the incumbents voted on HB774 (medical marijuana) and HB 1623 (reducing penalties) in 2007-2008. Email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us what town you live in -- we will be happy to tell you which candidates in your area support marijuana reform!
David Orde, the friendly farmer who runs Lull Farm in Hollis, faces possible
felony charges for growing 16 marijuana plants at his house. When
confronted by police, he responded with a flinty New Hampshire-style
defiance that has resonated with sympathizers across the state: "Yes,
I’m not going to hang my head in shame; I smoke a little pot," the investigating detective reported him saying.
Hundreds of curious New Hampshire residents attended the 3rd Annual Live Free or Die Rally in Jaffrey Aug. 26. Many stopped by this table and spoke with either Phillip Allen Coan (left) or Matt Simon (right) about marijuana policy reform.
Do you support or oppose changing the
law in New Hampshire to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to
use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors
If you said "yes," you are in good company. A poll conducted in April by Mason and Dixon Polling and Research, Inc., found that 71% of New Hampshire voters are now in favor of medical marijuana reform.
Concord, NH -- After being rejected by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 4-0 vote last Thursday, HB 1623 was defeated this afternoon in a voice vote by the full Senate. The bill, which would have reduced the penalty for possessing less than a quarter ounce of marijuana, had been marked for death since it received a rare veto threat from Governor Lynch following passage by the House.