Paul Tops NH Common Sense 'Anti-Prohibitionist Report Card'

NH Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy

The New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy (NH Common Sense) today released its "Anti-Prohibitionist Report Card" rating Republican candidates for president. The report card, published at, grades candidates on their drug policy positions.

A Democratic version of the report card is scheduled to be released in two to three weeks.

Arnie Arnesen Interviews Matt Simon About Drug Policy

For those of you who don't already know, Arnie Arnesen hosts a television show called Political Chowder. If you want to be in the know about New Hampshire politics, it's a must-watch.

On Sept. 25, Arnie and I had a fascinating conversation about (of all things) drug policy and the War on Terror. Click the button below to hear audio from her radio show, Chowder in the Morning:

Matt Simon 'Sends the Right Message' on Norml's AudioStash

Some folks may not be familiar with Norml's Daily AudioStash, a podcast dealing with marijuana politics, activism, science, and culture. I've been on the show a couple times before, but my appearance on the August 29 show has me grinning from ear to ear.

Norml's Chris Goldstein does a great job putting this show together five days a week, and for today's show he included audio from our Send The Right Message! campaign's encounters with Bill Richardson, Mitt Romney, and Ron Paul.

If you like this interview, please share it with your friends and help spread the word about our growing campaign to raise drug and marijuana policy questions with presidential candidates!

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Report from Live Free or Die Celebration

Thanks to all who attended the Live Free or Die Celebration Saturday, August 25, in Jaffrey! The event organizers estimate that approximately 250 people attended the event, and both they and I were very happy with the overall response.

Thank you for supporting marijuana policy reform in New Hampshire!


State should let its farmers grow hemp

Published July 3 in the Concord Monitor:

Marijuana laws based on fear, not facts

by Matt Simon

In his June 22 article ("Shea-Porter's gravitational pull") for the Monitor, GOP boss Fergus Cullen blasted Democrats for advancing the Nanny State and going too far, too fast on a number of issues. I agree with much of what he had to say.

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