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Legal Weed in California Leads to More Marijuana Enforcement (not less).

I could care less if you smoke pot. I have cared a great deal about the effort by various factions to get the state’s permission to grow or use the stuff. That was always going to come with strings and taxes. More government not less. A regulatory system, inspectors, and more enforcement. California is proving me …

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Science “Unsettled” – Pot contributes to schizophrenia?

With large studies in peer-reviewed journals showing that marijuana increases the risk of psychosis and schizophrenia, the scientific literature around the drug is far more negative than it was 20 years ago. Comparing two major reports from the National Academy of Medicine, the nonprofit group that advises the federal government on health and medicine, makes …

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On the same idea that if you put Government in charge of a desert, we’d run out of sand

And in this case, sorta sideways, marijuana.  Congratulations, Government of California, you’ve single handedly lowered the demand for it (at least legally). I’m perfectly fine with this outcome for a number of reasons: As opposed to Libertarians who believe that what you put into your body is your business and not the Government’s, as the …

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Lawsuit – Medical Marijuana Users Want to Keep Second Amendment Rights

A Philadelphia doctor, licensed to prescribe medical marijuana was denied the right to purchase a handgun because he is a medical marijuana user himself. “Although Roman has “no other record of violence, criminal activity, or mental disorder,” according to the suit, when he went to purchase the handgun, a clerk informed him that his status as a medical …

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It isn’t just about the marijuana tax revenue Democrats desire…

As Steve posted, the reason why the Democrats decided to go all out on legalizing marijuana was not that they treasure Liberty (they don’t) but that they want YOUR money in their Treasury.  It’s one of the reasons I’m against legalization and against casinos here in NH: both do nothing more than act as an …

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How About a 26% Tax on Marijuana Sales To Keep Prices “High”

Back in 2012 New Hampshire Governor-Elect Maggie Hassan said she was open to the idea of passing medical marijuana legislation. My first thought was why? What did Democrats have to gain by putting their foot on the path toward what is typically considered a liberty issue? My answer was money and power. If New Hampshire Democrats are really …

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GrokTALK! at Liberty Forum with Matt Simon

Matt Simon is the New England Political Director and Legislative Analyst at Marijuana Policy Project. Matt joins us to discuss the changing culture, Marijuana legalization, and the status of legalization in New Hampshire.    

State marijuana legalization votes: Good for the U.S. Constitution!

Who’d a thunk it? The recent marijuana legalization victories in Washington state and Colorado are outstandingly good news for the U.S. Constitution. Why? Because they underline the facts that James Madison stated in 1788: “”The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined …

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On A Path To Less Government or More?

Newsmax reports that New Hampshire’s new governor (gag!) Maggie Hassan is open to the idea of legalizing Marijuana. Pro-pot advocates in New Hampshire are excited about the possibilities. Medical marijuana, the gateway-drug -policy to broader decriminalization efforts, is generally considered to be an issue with bi-partisan support.  Supporters of legalization at any and every level …

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