Last week, Gov. Chris Sununu signed HB 89, a bill adding autism spectrum disorder as a qualifying condition for the therapeutic cannabis program and adding moderate to severe insomnia as a qualifying symptom. This is welcome news, but most New Hampshire residents believe the state should go much further and legalize cannabis for adults’ use. A new poll published by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center indicates that three out of four Granite Staters support legalizing cannabis. This includes support from 86% of Democrats, 83% of Independents, and 62% of Republicans.
You can read more about the poll in this Marijuana Moment article.
Unfortunately, New Hampshire’s two U.S. senators have not supported legalization. Senator Jeanne Shaheen was quoted in a recent article saying, “I don’t support legalizing marijuana.” Senator Maggie Hassan opposed decriminalization bills and medical cannabis home cultivation bills during her tenure as governor, and she has not indicated a change in position since being elected to the Senate.
Write Senators Shaheen and Hassan today and urge them to support ending the federal prohibition of cannabis!
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