New Hampshire’s Senate has refused to consider a House bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.
Patrick Kennedy, one of the nation’s leading advocates for better treatment of the mentally ill, was in Boston Thursday, sharing his own struggle with bipolar disorder and addiction.
Investigators say a “marijuana THC extraction process using butane gas” was the source of an explosion at a home in Tewksbury late Tuesday night.
Photos have been spreading all over social media in recent weeks showing scouts set up outside dispensaries in California, Arizona, and other states that allow medical marijuana. One scout in San Francisco sold more than a hundred boxes in just a couple of hours.
While it may sound like a smart way to increase sales, don’t look for it to happen in the one state where recreational pot is already legal: Colorado.
The information based on the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health shows that about one in 10 adolescents in New Hampshire report regular use of marijuana, the ninth highest in the country.
President Barack Obama doesn’t think marijuana is more dangerous than alcohol.
In an interview with “The New Yorker” magazine, the president talked about his use of pot in the past. “I view it as a bad habit and a vice, not very different from the cigarettes that I smoked as a young person up through a big chunk of my adult life. I don’t think it is more dangerous than alcohol.”
The bill proposes taxing the drug when it is sold at retail at a rate of $30 per ounce and letting people grow up to six marijuana plants in a controlled environment.
The line to make the first legal purchases of marijuana stretched around the building Wednesday but it was an Iraq War veteran from Boston who made the first buy.
New Hampshire’s House votes early next month whether to legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older.
Wareham Police unwrapped some Christmas presents a little early this year.