On Tuesday, New Hampshire became the sixth and final state in New England to legalize medical marijuana.
“Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the state of New Hampshire, and this legislation ensures that we approach this policy in the right way with measures to prevent abuse,” New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) said in a statement.
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Former President Bill Clinton
Bill “Didn’t Inhale” Clinton has supported decriminalizing marijuana for more than a decade and more recently has spoken out against the war on drugs.
“I think that most small amounts of marijuana have been decriminalized in some places, and should be,” he said back in 2000 in an a href=”http://norml.org/news/2000/12/07/president-clinton-states-marijuana-should-be-decriminalized” target=”_blank”interview with Rolling Stone/a. “We really need a re-examination of our entire policy on imprisonment.”
He’s since spoken about the issue of marijuana and drug prohibition a number of times. Last year, a href=”http://www.huffingtonpost.com/tom-angell/bill-clinton-drug-war_b_2271885.html” target=”_blank”he appeared/a in the documentary, “Breaking the Taboo,” where he argued that the war on drugs has been a failure.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.)
Paul exhibited his libertarian tendencies earlier this year when he explained that he’d favor reforming marijuana laws to either decriminalize or reduce penalties