N.H.: Study commission proposes legalization framework
After you vote tomorrow, you are welcome to attend a marijuana legalization debate at New England College in Henniker!
Last week, New Hampshire’s study commission on marijuana legalization published its final report. The commission did not take a position on legalization, but it did make 54 recommendations to the legislature, including the following:
- Marijuana should be referred to as cannabis in any future legislation.
- If cannabis is legalized for adults’ use, limited home cultivation should be allowed.
- If cannabis is legalized, a Cannabis Commission should be created to license and regulate cannabis cultivators, testing labs, product manufacturers, and retail stores.
You can read the full report here. Overall, this is a much more useful report than we originally expected from the study commission, which was stacked with prohibitionists. Although it does contain some problematic language, the report will help to inform the legislature about the issue when it convenes in January.
We expect that your calendars are already marked for Election Day tomorrow. If you are available tomorrow evening after you vote, you’re welcome to join me and other panelists for a cannabis legalization debate at New England College.
WHAT: Debate: Should New Hampshire Legalize Cannabis?
WHERE: New England College, Simon Center Great Room, 98 Bridge Street, Henniker
WHEN: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
WHO: Six panelists including Richard Van Wickler, Superintendent of Cheshire County Department of Corrections, Kate Frey, vice-president of advocacy at New Futures, and MPP’s New England Political Director Matt Simon
Finally, please click here to learn where candidates on your ballot stand on marijuana policy! Then, please share this information with your family and friends and remind them to vote on November 6!