New Hampshire

Fri
28
Aug

Poll: Fighting Marijuana Legalization Is Bad Politics

New poll suggests candidates who are pro-states' rights as far as marijuana is concerned may connect with key primary voters

Most voters in Iowa and New Hampshire think the feds should stay out of states' marijuana legalization efforts, according to new poll numbers. 

Thu
27
Aug

GOP Voters In Early Primary States Express Support For State Marijuana Laws

Republican voters in the early primary states of Iowa and New Hampshire do not believe that the incoming administration ought to interfere with the enactment of state laws legalizing marijuana, according to polling data conducted by Public Policy Polling and published today by Marijuana-Majority.com.

Sixty-seven percent of GOP voters in New Hampshire agree that “states should be able to carry out their own marijuana laws without federal interference.” Sixty-four percent of Iowa GOP voters agreed with the statement.

Fri
21
Aug

Medical marijuana rules vary widely state to state

After waiting in line for hours at a booth during a medical marijuana convention in San Francisco, Jeff Harrington needed only a two-minute consultation and a written recommendation to become a medical marijuana patient in California. He now can legally purchase and possess marijuana from any one of thousands of marijuana businesses in the state.

Across the country in Connecticut, an established physician-patient relationship is required before patients are deemed qualified for medical marijuana, and only licensed pharmacists can own and operate dispensaries.

Tue
18
Aug

Residents to speak out on planned Plymouth, NH marijuana dispensary

More than 100 people packed into the town hall in Plymouth on Monday night, where the first public forum about a planned medical marijuana dispensary was held.

Sanctuary ATC, the nonprofit that would run the dispensary, gave residents details about how the facility would work and why they selected Plymouth.

Residents also had the chance to give their opinions on having medical marijuana for sale in their town.

Monday's meeting was part of a series of public meetings in towns where dispensaries and marijuana growing operations are proposed hosted by the state.

Some dispensaries have selected where they would like to operate, and residents will have a chance to say what they think.

Fri
07
Aug

State lawmakers to Congress: Butt out of our marijuana laws

State lawmakers are calling on the federal government to change its drug laws to let states experiment with marijuana and hemp policy.

The National Conference of State Legislatures, the de facto bipartisan group of lawmakers, passed a resolution at its annual meeting Thursday calling on the federal government to amend the Controlled Substances Act to authorize state marijuana laws and on the administration to keep its nose out of state pot policies.

Tue
28
Jul

Marijuana legalization popular with New Hampshire voters

Pot politics is heating up on the presidential campaign trail.

The majority of New Hampshire voters, including most independents, favor the legalization of recreational marijuana and decriminalization of pot, according to a new WMUR Granite State Poll from the University of New Hampshire Survey Center.

The early voting state is one of the most important for presidential candidates. So marijuana advocates hope the findings will encourage White House hopefuls to embrace their cause. 

Mon
27
Jul

Poll Suggests Support For Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire

Support for marijuana legalization and decriminalization in New Hampshire is rising, particularly among Democrats and undeclared voters, according to a poll released Thursday. The poll, by WMUR-TV in Manchester, revealed that 3 in 5 adults in the first-in-the-nation primary state favor marijuana legalization, while 72 percent support decriminalization.

Mon
15
Jun

NH: Medical marijuana moving forward, but it's a long, slow process

Three groups selected by the state to operate New Hampshire’s first medical marijuana dispensaries are still a long way from being open for business next year.

Although there is still more to come in what has been a lengthy approval process, the groups have at least preliminary clearance to move forward and work out the locations of the dispensaries and who will be working there.

“I think it’s most significant for the patients,” said Ted Rebholz, board president for Temescal Wellness Inc., one of the three winners announced by the state last week. “There are a lot of citizens of New Hampshire that have been waiting a long time for access to medical cannabis.”

Thu
11
Jun

N.H. selects three companies to operate medical marijuana treatment centers

State officials have selected three companies to move forward toward opening nonprofit medical marijuana treatment centers in New Hampshire, but it remains unclear exactly where or when the centers will open.

Wed
10
Jun

Medical marijuana program still facing delays

By Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press | Associated Press – 

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- For 20 years, Frank Paine has suffered from chronic back pain that caused him to retire early in 2009 and now makes it hard for him to walk long distances.

He's tried numerous medications, physical therapy and acupuncture. None of it has worked, but he and his doctor see another possible source of relief: Medical marijuana.

The state legalized medical marijuana in 2013, but Paine still has no idea whether it's a treatment that will work. He won't use it until he can access it legally and that's still not possible, a lag that has frustrated potential patients.

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