July 23, 2017
New Hampshire’s governor signed a bill to decriminalize marijuana this week. The ‘Live Free or Die’ state now joins its New England neighbors in eliminating jail time for simple possession. According to a June poll, marijuana legalization enjoys 68% support in New Hampshire.
Nationally, though, the drug war may be poised to heat up. Positive mood brings greater desire for prohibition, and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has already pledged to reinstate tougher charges and longer sentences for drug offenders.
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