"Legalization will bring about commercialization and immense usage, just as it did with cigarettes. And they market indiscriminately to children with many cute products. The plants and THC extracts are many-fold stronger that in your father or grandfather's time and folks are going to EDs in psychotic breaks. People say that there is only psychological addiction, but from one who has done research on receptors and habituation, this is patently false. There are THC receptors and they are desensitized by using marijuana and that is physical addiction - no question asked. Taking a look at Colorado, we see that serious auto injuries potentially associate with MJ are greatly elevated, work absences are up, much greater cartel activity is found in the State (estimate 50% of head shops run by the cartel and people looking there for less expensive MJ in greater quantities than available in shops). In addition to all of this is the financial net zero to Colorado when what expected was a boon. I can understand the Libertarian take on this - why should the State be involved in such a personal matter? Having a strong libertarian tendency myself, I can almost agree. But, in this instance I believe it is truly a matter of safety of NH citizens that I am against legalization. Decriminalization is another matter for small quantities. So is medicalization. For those I am agreed. When the FDA reduces the classification of MJ's various derivative products, then quality regulation and proper research about MJ's and CBD's medical indications will proceed."
Source: Citizens Count Issue Survey 2018