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Gov. Hassan Says She'd Veto Marijuana Legalization Bill

The House is scheduled to vote on the proposal on Wednesday.

Gov. Maggie Hassan. Courtesy photo.
Gov. Maggie Hassan. Courtesy photo.
Gov. Maggie Hassan told WMUR this week that even if a proposal to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire passes the House and Senate, she would veto it.

The House is scheduled to vote Wednesday on the bill, which would legalize the personal use of marijuana up to one ounce by those 21 years of age or older; authorize the licensing of marijuana wholesale, retail, cultivation, and testing facilities; and impose a tax on the sale of marijuana, in the same way alcohol is regulated here.

But Hassan, who signed a bill last year allowing for medicinal marijuana use, said she won't support decriminalizing marijuana any further because she thinks it would send the wrong message to the state's youth.

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Andy Voter January 15, 2014 at 03:25 PM
Simple - never vote for a prohibitionist.
Patrick Dichard January 15, 2014 at 04:33 PM
Way to veto what the people want. Do us a favor and drop dead
Margo Bachman January 15, 2014 at 07:30 PM
I am a Colorado native living in NH. one of the reasons why I decided to live here is because of marriage equality. I honestly thought that NH was very forward thinking especially because of its history, apparently I was wrong it's like going back in time 30 years. So I believe that NH needs to change their motto from "live free or die" to " You are not free in NH".
Debra Becker February 13, 2014 at 09:02 PM
I HOPE YOU REALIZE YOUR MAKING A BIG MISTAKE. THINK OF THE INCOME THE STATE WILL MAKE IF IT CONTROLLED IT~ NEW JOBS, PROVEN TO HELP IN MEDICAL ISSUES. DO NOT VETO

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