New Hampshire State Representative Timothy Robertson is sponsoring two
bills, one allowing for the medical use of marijuana and the other, the
cultivation of industrial hemp as a cash crop. The 65 year-old Democrat
is hopeful that both bills will pass. Last year, Robertson introduced legislation
which would have reduced penalties for possession of personal-use quantities
of marijuana to a misdemeanor. That bill was defeated. "It's a subject
we ought to be discussing in this country" said Robertson.
The hemp bill is currently in the House's Environmental and Agriculture
Committee, "It should come out of that committee with a recommendation
to pass" he said. The medical marijuana bill goes next either to the
Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee or the Criminal Justice
and Public Safety Committee.
DRCNet urges our subscribers in New Hampshire to contact their state
legislators in support of these two bills. If you don't live in New Hampshire,
but have friends or family there, encourage them to contact their reps.
You might also recommend that they subscribe to DRCNet. We'd like to add
as many New Hampshire subscribers as possible so that we can help to turn
drug policy into a major issue during the millennial presidential primaries
and campaign. You can reach the New Hampshire legislature and your rep.
at (603) 271-3321.
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Issue #21, 12/5/97
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