Posted in Buzz, Reroll
December 5th, 2019

Chronicle AM: NH Senate Panels Kill Legal Pot, MMJ Expansion Bills; Fed Agency Eases Hiring Rules, More… (12/4/19)

Rerolled: December 4, 2019 | #STDW


The US Virgin Islands could be moving toward marijuana legalization, but New Hampshire isn't–at least for now. 

Marijuana Policy

New Hampshire Senate Committee Votes to Kill Marijuana Legalization Bill. The Democratically-led Senate Judiciary Committee voted Tuesday to effectively kill a House-approved bill, HB 481, that would have legalized marijuana. The committee recommended that the full Senate send the bill to interim study, a polite way of killing it. If the Senate approves the recommendation next year, legalization backers would have to start over in 2021.

US Virgin Islands Ponders Marijuana Legalization. Gov. Albert Bryan is considering legalizing marijuana as a means of propping up the government employees' pension system with an estimated $20 a year in annual pot tax revenues. He is moving to add recreational legalization to a medical marijuana bill that is already being considered by lawmakers. Marijuana taxes would be set at a whopping 30%, expungement would be included, and so would language recognizing Rastararians' sacramental use.

Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire Senate Committee Votes to Kill Medical Marijuana Expansion. The Senate Health and Human Services Committee voted 3-1 to recommend killing SB 175, which would dramatically expand the number of patients who could receive medical marijuana. Currently, only people with a handful of qualifying conditions are eligible for medical marijuana.

Employment

Federal Agency Issues Policy to Improve Hiring Conditions for People With Drug Convictions. The National Credit Union Administration has adopted a new policy that makes it easier for people with past drug convictions and other simple crimes to be employed by credit unions. Under the old policy, anyone with a past criminal offense was barred "from participating in the affairs of an insured credit union," but now, exemptions have been carved out for a number of minor offenses including simple drug possession. "Offering second chances to those who are truly penitent is consistent with our nation's shared values of forgiveness and redemption," the NCUA said. 

Source: https://stopthedrugwar.org/chronicle/2019/dec/04/chronicle_am_nh_senate_panels


Teen Accused Of Using Remote-Controlled Car To Transport Meth Across US Border

Rerolled from a High Times Original Article Border Patrol agents in San Diego arrested a 16-year-old boy early …
Read More

New Zealand Announces Draft of Cannabis Legalization And Control Bill For Debate

Rerolled from a High Times Original Article The New Zealand government has a plan to legalize and regulate …
Read More

Brazil Approves Importation Of Medicinal Cannabis-Based Products

Rerolled from a High Times Original Article Brazil policymakers have approved the sale of medical cannabis in the …
Read More

American Lung Association Advises Smokers to Quit Rather Than Switch to E-Cigs

Rerolled from a High Times Original Article E-cigarette makers have long billed their products as a safer alternative …
Read More

#WSOP 3x bracelet winner #GregMueller called to be a guest of #podcast 210!

We talked #SteveMillerBand, #Canucks, #marijuana, #superpowers, #RayDonovan & more! 
https://t.co/8Ir0cvufkE

Join 7 people right now at “Minnesota Expands Medical Marijuana Program With More Qualifying Conditions” #cheers #weed #marijuana #cannabis #conditions #qualifying #minnesota #hightimes #program #medical #expands #more #news https://t.co/QB7H141sHf

Join the CLEAR campaign for medicinal #cannabis on a GP’s prescription and regulated access for adults. #EndOurPain #drugspolicy https://t.co/hpwk7BpEKl

Blue Dream’Matic by ‘nanito’ from @grow_diaries shining bright like a diamond! 💎 #EnjoyGrowingFaster #FastBuds #AmericanAutoflowers #autoflowers #growyourown #high #cannabiscommunity #kush #growlife #stoner #marijuana #stoned #cannabis #bluedream #maryjane #hightimesmagazine