New Hampshire Eager to be #18….


17 down, 33 more states to go… Just under a week after Connecticut became #17 to have medical cannabis legal — New Hampshire is #18 to step up for legalization. The NH senate and house confirmed their support for the legalization of marijuana for medical reasons. They are inching closer to legalization — however the votes aren’t quite there yet

House lawmakers bolstered their earlier backing for Senate Bill 409, for which they had recently approved by a veto-proof vast majority. The measure was approved 13-9 by members of the Senate. The bill now travels to Governor John Lynch (D), who has in the past openly opposed this measure. In 09’, Lynch vetoed a separate medical cannabis measure. Peter Bragdon (R) & Fenton Groen (R) voted for the bill after opposing it in prior votes. However, there is in need of two more votes, if Lynch vetoes this one.

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Senator Jim Forsythe (R-Strafford), the bill’s primary sponsor of Senate Bill 409, will strive to find those two extra Senate votes required if a veto override is necessary. “Most senators now agree we have a moral obligation to protect seriously ill patients from being arrested in our state,” he stated. Forsythe’s bill now has the support of 14 of the 16 senators needed for passing. Forsythe believes a few senators who voted ‘no’ the other day will change their minds on veto-day when the bill’s destiny will depend on their support.

If Forsythe can change the perceptions of said senators, hopefully New Hampshire can be lucky number 18. Live in New Hampshire? Smoke Marijuana? Call your states representative today and voice your support.

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  1. AnonymousHerbMan on

    LETS GET NY!!!

    We need more big states like NY and FL to pass it, then it will catch like wildfire. If you get a bunch of small states that’s one thing, but big states will light it up. NY FL and TX would burn the country up in legalization on mary. Let’s go people

    • I totally agree! Florida and New York definitely have the potential to take on Medical Marijuana, too. However, Texas is far too conservative to be a kickstarter, in fact they will probably be the last state to accept it. Its so bad down here right now that all synthetic Cannabinoids in production now and any type of synthetic Cannabinoids are illegal.

  2. lonelyjimmyg on

    PLEASE…….Anyone that lives in NY State write your senators, representatives, the governor, and the mayor of NYC. And please write your reps and senators in the US Congress to let them know that we will not be quiet on this. Dig into history and see why hemp and marijuana were made illegal in the first place. I know why, do you?? Peace people……

  3. I totally agree. If states,such as New York, Florida, and Texas involve themselves in the legalization of the “goodbush” it should be smooth sailing from their on out. Legalize “Mary Jane” the economy may even flow better.

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