March 22, 2018

Sheila Vargas, Public Relations Director, 603-731-8051

hb 656 sent to interim study

CONCORD, N.H. – This afternoon, the full NH House of Representatives voted to send HB 656, which would legalize marijuana, to interim study.  In response, Kate Frey, Vice President of Advocacy at New Futures, released the following statement:

“Thank you to our representatives for keeping in mind the health and safety of New Hampshire and sending HB 656 to interim study,” Frey said. “This will give the study commission on marijuana legalization and commercialization a chance to do its work. The evidence is clear, as highlighted by medical, public safety, and prevention experts, that marijuana legalization will have detrimental impacts on New Hampshire’s thriving communities. With this vote, our representatives recognized the risks and did their job to support health and wellness in the Granite State.”

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.