Gov. Maggie Hassan was Senate Majority Leader in 2009 and consistently supported that year's medical marijuana bill over the course of three votes, so advocates were confident she would agree to sign this year's bill, HB 573, into law this summer. HB 573 passed the House March 20 with a whopping 286-64 margin and is now being considered by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, and Human Services.
There is no good reason whatsoever for Gov. Hassan to be concerned about allowing 3 mature plants per patient in an enclosed, locked facility, as provided for in HB 573. (In 2009, she voted for a bill allowing SIX plants per patient!) Please call her office today at 603-271-2121 and urge her to reconsider the extent to which she allows herself to be influenced by the police chiefs' association. It is critical for New Hampshire patients to have the same freedom to cultivate that is enjoyed by patients in Vermont, Maine, and 12 other states. (Please be polite when you make this call -- remember, you will not be speaking to the governor herself, and most of her staff members probably agree with us.)