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New Hampshire legislature first to vote in favor of marijuana legalization

Defeat of the failed war on marijuana — long opposed by the Libertarian Party — took another giant step forward on Jan. 15 when the New Hampshire House became the first legislative body in the United States to vote in favor of legalization of cannabis.

The bill, H.B. 492, would decriminalize possession of one ounce of marijuana by adults and would allow residents to grow up to six plants. It passed in the House by a vote of 170-162 after heated debate.

North Carolina Libertarians see opportunity in rising discontent of voters

Brad Hessel
Brad Hessel,
LP North Carolina

New Gallup Poll: 46 percent of Americans don't identify as either Democrat or Republican

Gallup Poll shows rise in independent voters

More good news for Libertarian Party prospects.

LP Monday Message: 680 books, LP News, State Conventions

Dear Friend of Liberty,

LPIN targets vulnerable state House seats in 2014 Indiana election

Libertarian Party of IndianaThe Indiana LP will be targeting vulnerable state House seats in the 2014 election, the state affiliate announced in a Thursday press release, which presented an initial list of 20 sitting politicians that LPIN Chair Dan Drexler says they hope will be defeated in November:

4 Libertarian books for 30 bucks

Dear Friend of Liberty,

Quick survey for LP News about online publication

Dear Friend of Liberty,

LP News, Dec. 2013I'd like some feedback from you regarding LP News for our editor, Eric Dixon.

First a little background. As you may know, LP News is the primary print newsletter for the national Libertarian Party. In recent years, we've published four issues per year. We plan to publish six issues in 2014.

Ohio LP court victory cuts back GOP attempt to block ballot access

A U.S. district court ruling on Jan. 7 substantially reduced the onerous ballot access rules that Ohio Republicans attempted to impose on Libertarians running for office, leaving the Ohio LP in good shape for retaining ballot access through 2018.

State LP Chair Kevin Knedler reports that:

Harry Browne’s New Year’s Resolutions for Selling Liberty Effectively

LP 1996 and 2000 Presidential Candidate Harry Browne
Harry Browne
LP 1996, 2000 Presidential Candidate

An open letter to 2013 Libertarian candidates and their supporters

Dear Libertarian candidates and supporters,

Thank you for all you did in 2013.

Candidates, thank you for running for office and for taking time away from your family, your work, and the rest of your life. We are grateful for your dedication.

Thank you to key campaign team members. Some of you put in as much time as your candidates did, and made many sacrifices. You were indispensable.

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