NH Learns from VT Implementing MMJ
As New Hampshire again considers whether to legalize medical marijuana, neighboring states offer lessons about enforcement of the law, dispensaries and the complexities of implementing such a law. Read this entire Times Argus article.
A key concern of law enforcement officials is whether legalization would open the door for recreational users and people looking to profit from illicit distribution. Regardless of illness, marijuana could be used to treat conditions like severe pain or nausea, which could create an opening for recreational users to take advantage of the law.
But in neighboring Vermont and Maine, where medical marijuana has been available for years, police say that has not been their experience. In Vermont, policing medical marijuana is “one more thing we have to deal with, but it’s not overwhelming,” state police Lt. J.P. Sinclair said. Read more.
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