Medical Marijuana SB409

Medical marijuana bills have been introduced in our state legislature for many years now.  Most recently, SB409 passed the senate by a vote of 13-11.

Unfortunately, our state senator, Sharon Carson, is one of those elected officials voting no.  The last time I spoke to Senator Carson about this issue, her answer was, “it needs to be studied more.”

Excuse me, Senator?  How much and by whom?  Isn’t the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston prestigious enough for you?  What about the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry?  The Lymphoma Foundation of America?  The American Academy of HIV Medicine?  Even the American Bar Association “recognizes that persons who suffer from serious illnesses for which marijuana has a medically recognized therapeutic value have a right to be treated with marijuana under the supervision of a physician.”

Senator, if you are going to make an excuse, please do not make it a lame one.

Richard Kahn
Hudson, NH

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  1. +2 Vote -1 Vote +1SALLY

    Couldn’t agree with Richard more. What is the difference between most of the controlled substances that are given now and marijuana? Nothing. The research has been done and if it helps, let the poor, suffering patients get it. Good God! Why is Marijuana so scary to everyone? If it helps relieve pain, great!

  2. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1JohnFinneran

    We are the Live Free or Die state. It’s time to legalize it!

  3. +3 Vote -1 Vote +1Marcia Ingalls

    Until you (those with the voting powers) have walked in the shoes of those needing pain relief, don’t judge, and don’t prevent them from getting the relief that anyone of us would want, if in the same situation. Seems like it could save millions of dollars – it’s cheaper, I believe has less side affects, and if used wisely, won’t kill or interact adversely with other medications. It can’t get anymore out of control than the current prescription drug world. Have you ever been physically hurt, to the point where you don’t think you can stand the pain one more minute? Now, imagine that you know that that pain is NEVER going to go away, or you know it will be back again, but you have nothing that will help you get through this exacerbation. If everyone could experience that, you might feel differently about passing this law! Advocate for those with chronic pain – give them some relief – some quality of life!

  4. +1 Vote -1 Vote +1Sherri Levesque

    What is Sharon Carson’s number!!!!

  5. Thank you for the kind words. Contact information on any state legislator may be found on the state’s website NH dot gov->Government->State government, then under the heading “Legislative” click on “Who’s my legislator?”

    Please, if you contact Senator Carson or any other public official, be civil, because you are not doing anyone any favors by being other than nice.

    Thank you for your interest.

    Rich Kahn
    Candidate for senate district 14

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