Poll: 79 percent support medical marijuana in New Hampshire

Last modified: 2/18/2013 9:53:13 AM
In advance of a hearing this week on a bill to legalize medical marijuana, a UNH-WMUR poll shows that 79 percent of New Hampshire adults support allowing doctors to recommend marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses.

Gov. Maggie Hassan has expressed support for medical marijuana legislation. A medical marijuana bill that passed the Legislature last year was vetoed by then-Gov. John Lynch.

The Granite State Poll of 581 randomly selected New Hampshire adults was conducted between Jan. 30 and Feb. 5.

The House Committee on Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs is scheduled to hold a hearing on HB 573 on Thursday at 10 a.m. in rooms 205-207 of the Legislative Office Building. Under the legislation, patients would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes or obtain marijuana through one of five state-licensed alternative treatment centers.

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