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

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications 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. 9000mah???? says:

      I was placed on the waitlist this year, and I was wondering if any students had been admitted off the waitlist so far this year ? Its a bit discouraging being placed on a waitlist when so many other students with the same credentials were accepted first hand.

    2. Dave Evans says:

      I support selling it in liquor stores. Not from a “it’s the same as alcohol” mentality, but more from a “they already know how to card people for the most part.” I do not believe it should be restricted to liquor stores. For example, pharmacies also know how to card people.

      Security is also a concern. Not that pot causes trouble, but a large amount in at a location is a target for thieves like anything else of value.

    3. Stone Mountain says:

      ” i really dont want it sold in liquor stores either”

      The bill (492) does not authorize that, but assuming that a liquor store filed the paper work and met both the state requirements and any local requirements imposed upon an approved retailer it certainly could happen. However if you live in NH you could take this issue up with your local\city government and suggest\petition that such be barred in your town if you so desire.

    4. Stone Mountain says:

      Tax it and help the debt!

      This is not the slogan you are looking for.

    5. lockedoutofheshed says:

      you know, it will be awesome when we can consume and not be breaking the law but, i really dont want it sold in liquor stores either..that is a dead slam to cannabis..folks that dont know its effects group cannabis with liquor and that is not right.cannabis is very reasonable to use and function by as opposed to alcohol.i am a 32 yr vetran of cannabis and have lived a responsible life..i believe it has been a benefit to me physically as well as mentally. i know i couldnt say that if it had been alcohol.cannabis needs its own shop. let smoke shops do it.already has wisdom and knowedge and is already set up. kind of a no brainer….need some pros on the scene !

    6. Michael Miller says:

      Liquor sales will go down. I guarantee it. The drop might be negligible at first, but after 2-4 years, it will be huge. Drunk driving accidents will go down, crime will drop, alcohol fatalities as a whole will drop.

    7. Jack says:

      @BobKat Unfortunately our current governor has already shown she does not want to comment on legalization, I have seen 3 videos of her being asked about it and she doesnt answer the question, she just says she is for medical and decriminalization. The guy asking the question specifically asked her about legalization and she specifically chose to answer the wrong question, multiple times.

      And I know the governor was responsible for vetoeing medical/decrim but the fact still remains that only 1/4 of the house voted for legalization, so it does have to do with their lack of effort.

    8. Anonymous says:

      By 2016 we’ll be talking about Red and Green states instead of Red and Blue.

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