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Majority of New Hampshire Adults Support Selling Marijuana at State Liquor Stores

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Executive Director February 13, 2013

    Polling data released this week by the University of New Hampshire found that a majority of adults in New Hampshire support selling marijuana at state liquor stores with regulations similar to how the state handles alcohol.

    The survey, conducted from January 30th to February 5th, asked 581 New Hampshire adults “if small amounts of marijuana were legalized for personal use in New Hampshire, would you approve or disapprove of marijuana being sold at state liquor stores and taxed at levels similar to alcohol or tobacco?” 56% of respondents said they approved of the concept, 37% said they opposed, and 5% were unsure.

    Respondents were also asked about their support for medical marijuana. 79% said they supported allowing doctors in New Hampshire to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses, only 14% were opposed, and 5% were neutral.

    Politicians in the state have the opportunity to act on this public enthusiasm, as there is currently both legalization and medical marijuana measures pending before the state legislature.

    If you live in New Hampshire, you can use NORML’s Take Action Center to easily contact your state officials and urge them to support these two important legislative measures. Click here for the marijuana legalization alert and here for the medical marijuana measure.

    There are dozens of other marijuana law reform measures pending in numerous states. Click here to find out if your state is one.

    28 Responses to “Majority of New Hampshire Adults Support Selling Marijuana at State Liquor Stores”

    1. BobKat says:

      HB 492 Now Pending!!!

      AN ACT relative to the legalization and regulation of marijuana.

      SPONSORS: Rep. Vaillancourt, Hills 15; Rep. Warden, Hills 39; Rep. Winters, Hills 18; Rep. Lambert, Hills 44; Rep. Robertson, Ches 6

      COMMITTEE: Criminal Justice and Public Safety

      ANALYSIS

      This bill:

      I. Legalizes the personal use of up to one ounce of marijuana by persons 21 years of age or older.

      II. Authorizes the licensing of marijuana wholesale, retail, cultivation, and testing facilities.

      III. Imposes a tax on the sale of marijuana.

      Link to HB 492: http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2013/HB0492.html

    2. Raymond says:

      Need another 74,000 signatures by tomorrow Feb. 14 at http://www.whitehouse.gov/petitions. We petition the obama administration to:
      Legalize Marijuana at the Federal level.

      We need to legalize Marijuana at the federal level. Regulate and tax the drug like alcohol.

    3. fed-Up says:

      Well,i hope they are given a choice, and not given some corperate brand name
      monopoly, like the tobacoo industry does,that would overide all the distinct races of cannabis that have different flavors and subtle differences in effects.

      I still think the wine model would be most appropriate. But even at at liquor store…at least three different varities,you know,like–northern lights,skunk1# and the haze?

      kind of like the medicinal cannabis dispenceries do,no adulterants or foreign chemicals– keep it organic and safe for human consumption.

    4. Jack says:

      The last few legalization bills to come into vote failed about 1/4 for to 3/4 for. Medical will happen soon, i highly doubt NH will fully legalize soon though. Maine will.

    5. Jack says:

      The last few legalization bills to come into vote failed about 1/4 for to 3/4 against. Medical will happen soon, i highly doubt NH will fully legalize soon though. Maine will.

    6. Ben says:

      AWESOME!

      Moving in the right direction.

      Thanks NORML – keep up the good work.

    7. phrtao says:

      Still no news from the Federal Government about how they will reconcile the difference between state and federal laws on cannabis ? Surely everyone is waiting for this pronouncement before moving ahead. Public opinion will change as well depending on the outcome. How long can it take to work this out ? What could the feds have been doing for the last few months ?
      I think there is a deliberate tactic to say nothing but they owe it to the people to be clear about what is acceptable and what is not.

    8. Bob Constantine says:

      …and 100% of the negative respondents believed that THEY owned THEIR own bodies….while at the same time believing YOU don’t own YOURS.

      Astounding, eh?

    9. Don Berry says:

      Interesting. This means an adult could walk into a liquor store and buy a small amount of marijuana along with an unlimited amount of booze. It seems that the relative safety of marijuana compared to alcohol has yet to sink into the public consciousness and the legalization initiatives.

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