Category Archives: Drugs

N.H. Lawmakers Consider Lowering Drinking Age to 20

Lawmakers are again considering lowering the drinking age in New Hampshire. The House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee is holding a public hearing Tuesday on a bill that would lower the legal age for alcohol possession from 21 to … Continue reading

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Report: Drug Addiction, Overdoses and Fraud Increases in Medicaid Expansion States

[Yesterday], organizations that make money as drug abuse treatment centers held a breakfast for legislators to urge them to continue supporting Obamacare’s Medicaid Expansion. These organizations directly benefit from taxpayer dollars because they rely on them in order to keep … Continue reading

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Marijuana industry gets blunt: Stop using the word ‘pot’

“…marijuana still carries a stigma that surfaces with the use of old slang like pot and weed. For many, the words evoke an image of lazy, not-so-bright people who puff their lives away. The image deeply bothers the marijuana industry, … Continue reading

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Right of feds to make drug arrests at I-93 immigration roadblocks challenged

PLYMOUTH — District Court Judge Thomas Rappa is considering whether to dismiss state drug charges against 16 people stopped at federal Border Patrol immigration checkpoints on Interstate 93 in Woodstock in August and September. *| Keep Reading at the Union … Continue reading

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The High Cost Of Medical Marijuana Causes Pain In Vermont

Recent scientific reviews have found substantial evidence that marijuana can be useful in easing at least some types of chronic pain. Yet even for the majority of Americans who live in states that have legalized medical marijuana, choosing opioids can be much cheaper. … Continue reading

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4,700 Now Enrolled Under N.H.’s Medical Marijuana Law

New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has more than doubled in size since 2016, according to the latest available data from the Department of Health and Human Services. About 4,700 patients were enrolled as of Dec. 20, up from just over 2,000 patients … Continue reading

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Vermont rehashes recreational marijuana bill as legislative year comes to a start

Vermont lawmakers are expected to consider a recreational marijuana bill this week that would make The Green Mountain State the first in the nation to legalize weed with its legislature rather than a voter referendum. | Keep Reading at the Washington … Continue reading

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