More time needed before legalizing marijuana – News – fosters.com – Dover, NH

While strongly supporting the legalization of therapeutic marijuana and the decriminalization of possession of small amounts of the intoxicating plant, our editorial board urges patience when it comes to legalization for recreation purposes in New Hampshire.

There are still simply too many unknowns.

At this time, 10 states as well as the nation of Canada have some form of legalized marijuana for recreational use and from them we can learn what is working and what is not. In our view, we still have a lot to learn.

In November 2018, New Hampshire’s Commission to Study the Legalization, Regulation, and Taxation of Marijuana released an exhaustive report that offered an objective look at the pros and cons of marijuana legalization. After speaking to numerous experts from states where pot is legal, the commission reported: “Speakers from every legalized state warned that for every positive claim about marijuana, there is a negative

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