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« on: April 28, 2012, 09:59:17 pm »
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http://www.concordmonitor.com/article/325995/medical-pot-bill-still-going

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The House's 236-96 vote came a day after Democratic Gov. John Lynch promised to veto the bill over concerns about a "lack of adequate controls on the distribution of marijuana, and the potential for proliferation." Lynch successfully vetoed a similar effort in 2009, though he says he has compassion for those who believe marijuana has medicinal benefits.

The bill originated in the Senate, where it only passed by one vote, 13-11. Sen. Jim Forsythe, a Strafford Republican and primary sponsor, says he is in talks with other senators to win more support for the bill, which would allow people diagnosed with a debilitating medical condition or their caretakers to legally possess or cultivate up to six ounces of marijuana. Forsythe must bring three senators over to his side to override Lynch with a two-thirds majority.

"We're definitely still working on that," Forsythe said. "The real issue is law enforcement is continuing to dig their heels in on this . . . and that's putting a lot of senators in a tough spot."

Deerfield Republican Rep. John Reagan, the chairman of the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee, is a leading supporter of the bill and said yesterday he heard the Senate either has a veto-proof majority or is one vote short. Forsythe said at this point that would be "overly optimistic."

On the House floor yesterday, Reagan said the bill should resonate with any lawmakers who know someone "who has been tortured to death by cancer or by the starvation of not being able to take nourishment." That pain and inability to eat could be "easily relieved" by marijuana, he said. Rep. Evalyn Merrick of Lancaster, a Democrat on the House health committee who has an incurable cancer, says medical marijuana could help her.

The Senate vote last month saw all five Democrats vote with eight Republicans to pass the bill. Eleven Republicans opposed it. Senate President Peter Bragdon, a Milford Republican, voted against the bill, while Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley, a Wolfeboro Republican, voted in favor.

The House vote yesterday included an amendment that would require concurrence by the Senate, but the bill is first being sent to the House Finance Committee to review its financial impact.

Last year, a medical marijuana bill passed the House with a veto-proof majority before dying in the Senate because it did not have the votes to override Lynch's promised veto. Forsythe said a "striking difference" with this year's bill is it "doesn't put any state employee at risk of violating federal law," as opposed to previous proposals that would have required state health officials to perform regulatory functions.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2012, 10:01:39 pm »
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What an odd Republican legislature.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2012, 10:02:13 pm »
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Lynch is one of America's leading 'Moderate Heroes', so not exactly surprising.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2012, 10:59:55 pm »
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So the Republicans are pro-weed here but the dumbass Democrat isn't? That's odd since it's the opposite in basically the rest of the country. Who cares if there is a "lack of adequate controls on the distribution of marijuana"? Legalize it for everybody.
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2012, 11:08:21 pm »
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I'm not even sure what "lack of adequate controls for the distribution of marijuana" even means.
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2012, 03:51:26 pm »
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What an interesting twist. It's unfortunate that the conclusion ultimately sucks...
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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2012, 03:59:46 pm »
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So the Republicans are pro-weed here but the dumbass Democrat isn't? That's odd since it's the opposite in basically the rest of the country.

Welcome to New England.
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That has got to be one of the most retarded proposals I have read on this forum.

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« Reply #7 on: April 29, 2012, 04:52:39 pm »
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That's a rather large House and a rather small Senate.
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2012, 04:55:36 pm »
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That's a rather large House and a rather small Senate.

Welcome to New England.
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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2012, 07:43:23 pm »
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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2012, 10:09:35 pm »
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So the Republicans are pro-weed here but the dumbass Democrat isn't? That's odd since it's the opposite in basically the rest of the country. Who cares if there is a "lack of adequate controls on the distribution of marijuana"? Legalize it for everybody.

It seems that the majority of the Pubs that I know, actually smoke weed. Tongue Weed is easier on the body at my age than booze. Life is beautiful.
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« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2012, 10:33:56 pm »
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The Democrats supported this too when they controlled the legislature. Lynch is just a ridiculous Moderate Hero who first vetoed gay marriage over some pretty inane and ridiculous Moderate Hero-esque reasons, kind of reminded me of benconstine's "arguments" for civil union and against gay marriage back in his phase when he was defining Moderate Heroism, and then signed the bill after some pretty insignificant changes.
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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2012, 01:11:27 am »
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So the Republicans are pro-weed here but the dumbass Democrat isn't? That's odd since it's the opposite in basically the rest of the country. Who cares if there is a "lack of adequate controls on the distribution of marijuana"? Legalize it for everybody.

It seems that the majority of the Pubs that I know, actually smoke weed. Tongue Weed is easier on the body at my age than booze. Life is beautiful.
How old are those Pubs? Your age? That's a pretty funny thing to picture.
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« Reply #13 on: April 30, 2012, 11:04:53 am »
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So the Republicans are pro-weed here but the dumbass Democrat isn't? That's odd since it's the opposite in basically the rest of the country. Who cares if there is a "lack of adequate controls on the distribution of marijuana"? Legalize it for everybody.

It seems that the majority of the Pubs that I know, actually smoke weed. Tongue Weed is easier on the body at my age than booze. Life is beautiful.
How old are those Pubs? Your age? That's a pretty funny thing to picture.

Generally not my age but within range. You know, just because you get old does not mean that ipso facto you just shrivel up and fade away you know. Based on personal experience, there is not only life after 50, but it seems even life after 60.  Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2012, 06:48:17 pm »
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I remembered this legislature wanted to ban public servants from wearing cologne and perfume at one point. NH, you are something else
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« Reply #15 on: May 02, 2012, 03:41:54 am »
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I remembered this legislature wanted to ban public servants from wearing cologne and perfume at one point. NH, you are something else

One of the most hilarious things is that the live free or die state only allows you to buy the hard liquor that the live free or die state decides that it feels like selling to you.
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