marijuana http://nhpr.org en N.H. Senate Refuses To Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-senate-refuses-consider-marijuana-decriminalization-bill <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">&nbsp;</p><p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">New Hampshire's Senate has refused to consider a House bill that would have decriminalized possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.</p><p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:07:19 +0000 Associated Press 46940 at http://nhpr.org N.H. Senate Refuses To Consider Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays http://nhpr.org/post/frustration-medical-marijuana-delays <p>Last year, supporters of marijuana use for health purposes cheered when a bill became law. They’ve since been frustrated, however, over the timeframe of dispensaries and patient cards, also the lack of a “grow your own” option.&nbsp; But others say patience is needed, that implementation should be done carefully to avoid dangerous mistakes.</p><p><strong><u>GUESTS:</u></strong></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:00:00 +0000 The Exchange 46867 at http://nhpr.org Frustration With Medical Marijuana Delays Online Ads Promise To Help Residents Get Medical Marijuana Cards That Don't Exist Yet http://nhpr.org/post/online-ads-promise-help-residents-get-medical-marijuana-cards-dont-exist-yet <p>Now that New Hampshire has a law allowing for the use of medicinal marijuana, it might not surprise you to find advertisements about how people can obtain registration cards for the program.</p><p>There’s only one catch: there is no such registration card as of yet, and that raises some serious questions about those advertisements and who’s behind them.</p> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:45:19 +0000 Brady Carlson 46755 at http://nhpr.org Online Ads Promise To Help Residents Get Medical Marijuana Cards That Don't Exist Yet N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-overwhelmingly-passes-marijuana-decriminalization-bill <p></p><p>The New Hampshire House has overwhelmingly passed a <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1625.pdf" target="_blank">bill</a> that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.</p><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 21:10:37 +0000 Michael Brindley 44979 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Hassan Reiterates Opposition To Legal Pot, Wants More Drug Treatment http://nhpr.org/post/hassan-reiterates-opposition-legal-pot-wants-more-drug-treatment <p>Governor Maggie Hassan, during her State of the State Address, criticized efforts to legalize marijuana. Hassan expressed concerns about New Hampshire’s current drug problem.</p><p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:51:04 +0000 Ryan Lessard 43144 at http://nhpr.org Report: Legalizing Marijuana Could Bring In As Much As $40M Annually To N.H. http://nhpr.org/post/report-legalizing-marijuana-could-bring-much-40m-annually-nh <p></p><p>Estimates from the state’s revenue agency project New Hampshire could see anywhere from $26.6 million to $39.9 million annually from the taxation of legalized marijuana.</p><p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:34:09 +0000 Michael Brindley 42781 at http://nhpr.org Report: Legalizing Marijuana Could Bring In As Much As $40M Annually To N.H. Marijuana Legalization Could Create Financial Complications For N.H.'s Banks http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-legalization-could-create-financial-complications-nhs-banks <p>Members of a House committee heard from state agencies such as corrections, agriculture, and banking this morning about the impact of legalizing marijuana in the Granite State.</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Officials from several state agencies told members of the Ways and Means Committee on Thursday that the drug’s illegal status at the federal level could complicate the issue.</span></p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 18:43:11 +0000 Michael Brindley 42722 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Legalization Could Create Financial Complications For N.H.'s Banks Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-legalization-nh-next <p>Those hoping for the legalization of marijuana in New Hampshire now say they have momentum on their side, coming from several different directions. First, after years of defeats, supporters saw their first real victory in the Granite State last year when medicinal pot was voted into law. Second, marijuana legalization has now passed in two states, Colorado and Washington. And third, a new legalization bill this year passed the house by a slim margin. Thu, 30 Jan 2014 14:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy & Faith Meixell 42644 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Legalization: Is N.H. Next? News Primer: Legalizing Marijuana http://nhpr.org/post/news-primer-legalizing-marijuana <p>Earlier this month, the New Hampshire House became the first legislative body in the United States to pass a bill that would legalize recreational marijuana use.</p><p>The legislation faces numerous – some would say intractable - hurdles, beginning with Thursday’s public hearing before the House Ways &amp; Means Committee.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:19:22 +0000 Brian Wallstin 42650 at http://nhpr.org News Primer: Legalizing Marijuana On The Political Front For Jan. 27 http://nhpr.org/post/political-front-jan-27 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>On the Political Front this morning, NHPR's Josh Rogers discusses the results of last week's Republican primary to fill Ray Burton's Executive Council seat, as well as legislation on the docket for this week that would allow for casino gambling and legalizing marijuana in the Granite State.</p> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:58:17 +0000 Michael Brindley 42493 at http://nhpr.org On The Political Front For Jan. 27 Legalizing Marijuana: How North Country Reps Voted http://nhpr.org/post/legalizing-marijuana-how-north-country-reps-voted <p>By roughly a three-to-one margin North Country representatives voted against legalizing marijuana.</p><p>As NHPR’s <a href="http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-votes-favor-legalizing-marijuana-bill-goes-ways-means">Ryan Lessard reported</a>&nbsp;the debate over <a href="http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB0492.pdf">HB 492</a>&nbsp;had those in favor of legalizing the use of small amounts of marijuana saying marijuana was no different than drinking alcohol.</p><p>And, those opposed said there were “negative health impacts.”</p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 20:31:08 +0000 Chris Jensen 42049 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Use Among N.H. Teens Above National Average http://nhpr.org/post/marijuana-use-among-nh-teens-above-national-average <p>New Hampshire teens use marijuana at one of the highest rates in the country,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">according to a new <a href="http://www.dhhs.state.nh.us/dcbcs/bdas/documents/issue-brief-marijuana-use.pdf" target="_blank">report </a>from the Department of Health and Human Services. </span></p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:28:23 +0000 Todd Bookman 42046 at http://nhpr.org Marijuana Use Among N.H. Teens Above National Average N.H. House Votes In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana, Bill Goes To Ways & Means http://nhpr.org/post/nh-house-votes-favor-legalizing-marijuana-bill-goes-ways-means <p>After hours of debate and despite a promised veto from Governor Maggie Hassan, the New Hampshire House voted in favor of a bill to legalize marijuana 170 to 162 Wednesday night.</p><p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 00:14:48 +0000 Ryan Lessard 41927 at http://nhpr.org N.H. House Votes In Favor Of Legalizing Marijuana, Bill Goes To Ways & Means State House Moves Recreational Marijuana Bill Forward http://nhpr.org/post/state-house-moves-recreational-marijuana-bill-forward <p>The State House has narrowly approved a proposal on recreational marijuana that it voted down earlier in the day.</p><p>The bill would legalize up to 1 ounce of marijuana for recreational use for anyone age 21 and older; it would also allow people grow up to six marijuana plants in a controlled environment</p><p>The House first voted down the measure this afternoon, by a vote of 170 to 168. But lawmakers immediately took up a motion to reconsider that vote, and it passed, which restarted debate.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:54:42 +0000 NHPR Staff 41920 at http://nhpr.org State House Moves Recreational Marijuana Bill Forward A Conversation With Commissioner Toumpas http://nhpr.org/post/conversation-commissioner-toumpas <p>Whether it’s the debate over expanding Medicaid or the struggle to improve mental health services, his department has seen its share of challenges lately, but did receive a bit of a boost in the last budget. &nbsp;We’ll talk with the commissioner about all this, and &nbsp;controversy over the state’s Medicaid managed care plan.</p><p></p><p><strong><u>Guest:</u></strong></p><p><strong>- Nick Toumpas</strong> - Commissioner for the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services</p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:00:00 +0000 Laura Knoy 33547 at http://nhpr.org A Conversation With Commissioner Toumpas