"Decrim," "Tax-and-Regulate" Bills Will Have Public Hearings Jan. 20!
Although we chose to focus exclusively on the medical marijuana issue in 2009, we have always believed that the prohibition of marijuana causes far more problems for society than marijuana itself could ever cause. If you also believe that marijuana should be decriminalized or perhaps taxed and regulated, or if you are just curious and want to hear more about these issues, there will be hearings on two such bills next Wednesday, Jan. 20:
1:00 p.m. -- HB 1653 -- decriminalizing possession of one quarter of an ounce or less of marijuana.
2:00 p.m. -- HB 1652 -- allowing purchase and use of marijuana by adults, regulating the purchase and use of marijuana, and imposing taxes on the wholesale and retail sale of marijuana.
These hearings will take place in Room 204 of the Legislative Office Building in Concord. A strong, credible showing of support will be very helpful in convincing the committee, so please attend if you are interested. We are not desperately looking for more people to testify, but it is a public hearing, so if you would like to testify at either hearing, it would be very helpful if you could get in touch with me ASAP so testimony can be well-coordinated.
If you do attend this hearing, we ask that you help us make a positive impression on the committee by dressing appropriately and behaving respectfully. Signs and disrespectful outbursts are both very unwelcome inside a committee room, and they are not likely to help convince legislators.
More announcements coming soon... and more info on these bills will soon be available at NHCommonSense.org!