Lies By implying that Cannabis as more dangerous than alcohol to distract from its benefits for cancer treatment.
From Stop the Drug War
The New Hampshire House Wednesday afternoon approved a bill that would regulate marijuana like alcohol. The measure, House Bill 492, passed on a vote of 170-162.
The bill sponsored by Rep. Steve Vaillancourt (R-Manchester) with a bipartisan group of four cosponsors, would make the private possession and home growing of limited amounts of marijuana legal for adults 21 and older.So what could be the motive behind this moronic boilerplate sloganeering to supposedly justify the horror of prohibition with somehow protecting children? Nevermind that legal drugs as liquor and nicotine are not made extra concentrated for sale by street venders to underage purchasers.
It would also direct the New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration to license and regulate marijuana retail stores, cultivation facilities, product manufacturing facilities, and testing facilities. As amended by the House, it would enact a wholesale tax of $30 per ounce and a sales tax of 15% per ounce. The House voted down a similar bill 228-89 in 2012.
The bill now goes to the House Ways and Means Committee to review its revenue aspects. However that committee votes, it will return to the House floor for a second vote. If approved again, it then goes to the Senate.
"House members made history today, and they are clearly on the right side of it," said Matt Simon,the New Hampshire-based New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project, which lobbied in support of the bill. "Marijuana prohibition has been an enormously expensive failure. Most Americans, including 60% of New Hampshire residents, agree that it is time to adopt a more sensible policy."
Unfortunately for marijuana advocates, New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) is not one of them. She said only yesterday that she would veto the bill because it would send the wrong message to kids. To actually achieve marijuana legalization in the Granite State, both the House and the Senate would have to override her veto. The margin of victory in this first House vote isn't enough to do so.
Hassan was born Margaret Wood in Boston, Massachusetts to Robert Coldwell Wood and Margaret Wood (Byers).  She attended Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School and graduated with the class of 1976. She then earned her A.B. from Brown University and received her J.D. from the Northeastern University School of Law. She worked as an attorney for the law firm PalmerDodge Advisors from 1985–92. From 1993–96, she was Associate General Counsel for Brigham and Women's Hospital/Partners Healthcare of Boston.hospital of the Longwood Medical and Academic Area in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. It is Harvard Medical School's second largest teaching affiliate with 793 beds. With Massachusetts General Hospital, it is one of the two founding members of Partners HealthCare, the largest healthcare provider in Massachusetts.
Core service lines
- Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Cancer Center: The center brings together a cancer institute and a hospital, creating 13 specialized disease centers.
- Carl J. and Ruth Shapiro Cardiovascular Center.
- Brigham and Women’s Orthopedic and Arthritis Center: They specialize in research and therapies for bone and joint disease and injury.
- Brigham and Women’s Neurosciences Institute: The BWH Neurosciences Institute offers treatments for all diseases of the nervous system. The institute integrates neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry and neuroradiology, with advanced research and clinical trials.
- Mary Horrigan Connors Center for Women’s Health: BWH specializes in high-risk obstetric care, newborn intensive care, infertility services, complex gynecologic surgery, and gender-specific care.
- Osher Center for Integrative Medicine including Chiropractic care.
In any event, so long as she persists with such evil opposition to end the pharmacratic inquisition, Maragert Hassan screams out in need of a voters recall. That would send a strong message that silly sloganeering must not rule over common sense and compassion.