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 October 31, 2013

new hampshire medical marijuanaWhile public opinion is rising in support of ending marijuana prohibition and politicians are starting to step up on the issue, it seems that some lawmakers are still way behind the curve.

The New Hampshire House of Representatives Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 11-7 against recommending the passage of HB492, a bill to regulate and tax marijuana like alcohol, despite a new poll showing strong public support for the measure.

According to a new WMUR Granite State Poll released October 25 by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center, 60% of New Hampshire adults support HB492. Just 36% said they are opposed. The poll of 603 randomly selected New Hampshire adults was conducted October 1-7 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 4%. The entire poll is available at here.

“Marijuana prohibition has been just as big of a failure as alcohol prohibition,” said Matt Simon, a New Hampshire-based legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project. “New Hampshire voters are clearly ready for a more sensible approach. It appears some legislators are still less evolved than their constituents on this issue.”

Support for ending marijuana prohibition in New Hampshire reflects growing public support nationwide. A Gallup poll released earlier this month found a record-high 58% of Americans now support making marijuana legal.

Source: Marijuana Policy Projectmake a donation

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    This incident is a revealing picture of how the corrupt government ignores the will of the people they “serve.”

    The truth is they serve the marijuana-prohibition-industrial-criminal-police complex.

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  • jontomas

    This incident is a revealing picture of how the corrupt government ignores the will of the people they “serve.”

    The truth is they serve the marijuana-prohibition-industrial-criminal-police complex.

    “The Latin American drug cartels have stretched their tentacles much deeper into our lives than most people believe. It’s possible they are calling the shots at all levels of government.”

    – William Colby, former CIA Director, 1995

    http://www.ratical.org/co-globalize/narcoDollars.html

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    how do i find out which nh democrats support fair marijuana policy? I’d need to add this consideration into my choice so i can vote meaningfully.

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