"All States and the entire country of Canada have legalized Marijuana now so it’s time for NH to address this issue as NH will need to manage legalized marijuana coming across our borders... in my opinion, the more important aspect is to legalize hemp and that means to legalize plants without active THC amounts. There are many Hemp products that can be derived with great benefits to our citizens including non 'get high' stimulating foods, clothing and toweling, canvas (the word canvas itself is derived from Canabis), ropes, and even building materials. For example, Canada is now making car bodies from Hemp compounds. Hemp is an inexpensive product to grow, using less water than crops like cotton. In 2018, the Mt Vernon estate of President Washington was authorized to grow hemp again; hemp was an important crop for our founding fathers including Jefferson, Madison and the patriots that established our country. The derivatives of hemp including oils such as CBD oil are useful for many peopele. Formulas that don’t get you high and are even child safe have been approved in most high population states and even by the Federal government as medicines that aid in such things as epilepsy, cancer management and other ailments. Medicinal marijuana is important for many people and indeed pain killer derivatives can be substituted for opiates for many people with out the side effects and death causing attributes of opiates. Furthermore recreational marijuana is a means to add revenues to our state that could offset such things as high property taxes we have in NH. The State of Colorado has a 5 year track record with legal hemp and marijuanna the state is seeing significant revenues as sales approach 2 Billion dollars in that state."
Source: Citizens Count Issue Survey 2018