Uruguay House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill | The Uruguayan lower house of Parliament passed a bill that would create the world’s first legal, regulated marijuana markets Wednesday night. The bill passed on a vote of 50-46, after nearly 12 hours of debate.
Seemingly more fearful of the proposed marijuana monopoly than of being arrested for pot – Ohio’s voters have snuffed out Issue 3, putting down like a rabid animal the ballot measure that would have legalized both recreational and medical marijuana for adults over the age of 21.
With MMJ Legal in NH, Lawmakers Consider Decriminalization | An article on seacoastonline.com reports that New Hampshire lawmakers have begun to consider the decriminalization (which the article mistakenly refers to as legalization) of the possession of small amounts of cannabis in the state. Lawmakers cite the failure of the drug war, the waste of resources and lives it costs, and the fact that it disproportionately affects minorities.