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Community Conversations: Should NH Legalize Cannabis?
January 15 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Should New Hampshire legalize cannabis for recreational use?
We are bordered by states (Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont) that have legalized and taxed cannabis for recreational use. New Hampshire allows medical marijuana manufacturing, but is it inevitable that recreational use comes next? The state decriminalized marijuana in 2017, but the bill put forward to legalize recreational use failed to pass in 2018. Health professionals working with teens and young adults are concerned about increased access for a population whose use of controlled substances is already one of the highest in the nation. Financial pressures in a state strapped for cash makes the possibility of a new revenue source attractive. A legislative committee is currently studying the issue and expects a new bill to be put up for vote in 2019. How does New Hampshire craft thoughtful legislation that will satisfy all sides of this issue?
At this Conversation, we will hear from a panel of ‘Conversation Sparkers ‘and then the floor is open to comments, questions, and conversation. Our panel for the evening includes:
Dan Stockwell, Americans for Safe Access
Jane Skantze, Monadnock Voices for Prevention
The Hon. Dr. Joe Hannon, NH Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana
Kate Frey, New Futures
Karen Hatcher, Moderator
Community Conversations are free and all are welcome!