Statement

January 9, 2018

CONTACT
Sheila Vargas, Public Relations Director
svargas@new-futures.org, 603-731-8051

NEW FUTURES’ DISAPPOINTMENT IN THE HOUSE VOTE FOR MARIJUANA legalization

CONCORD, N.H. – In response to today’s vote in favor of marijuana legalization in the New Hampshire House of Representatives, Kate Frey, Vice President of Advocacy at New Futures, released the following statement:

“At New Futures, we are disappointed in the House’s decision to open the door to commercializing marijuana in the Granite State. Allowing commercialization in New Hampshire is bad for our communities and the overall public health of our state. It devalues our workforce and puts our youth at further risk.  We look forward to continuing to examine this issue through the study commission which will produce a thorough report on outcomes from other states that have legalized and commercialized marijuana. Until then, we will work with our colleagues and lawmakers to ensure that we keep New Hampshire’s health and safety in mind as the legislation works through the legislative process ”

ABOUT NEW FUTURES
New Futures is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that advocates, educates and collaborates to improve the health and wellness of all New Hampshire residents through policy change.

 

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