A Victory For New England
Hey guys, hope all has been well since last week. If you read Dad’s blog from this week, he recapped our trip to Cannacon. There will be a video of my walk through coming this week but until then, I have some good news. Yesterday the Governor of New Hampshire signed a bill into law that finally decriminalizes up to three fourths of an ounce of Cannabis and up to five grams of hash. While the amount of cannabis grams and hash is fairly low, its a step in the right direction.
This bill makes all of New England decriminalized or better throughout as far as laws go. The bill will save thousands of people from small possession arrests. It makes the current criminal misdemeanor into a civil violation punishable by a $100 fine for a first or second offense and a $300 fine for a third offense within three years of the first offense. A fourth offense within three years of the first offense could be charged as a class B misdemeanor, but there would be no arrest or possibility of jail time.
The united states as a whole still has some work to do, but this is a victory for New England. The east and west coasts are so far ahead of the rest of the country in the cannabis field. It is crazy to me how different peoples attitudes towards cannabis can be, because of geography and tradition. When I travel, I damn near always forget that not every place I go is friendly towards Cannabis like me. It might get me in trouble but, I have to take my medicine and get right.
We hope that our work toward protecting our favorite leaf will permeate the mid west and south respectively. The times are changing, as should the attitudes of people towards Cannabis. There are many patients and people in general who will benefit from the legalization of Cannabis. Cannabis is medical even when it’s recreational. It heals even when it’s smoked for fun.