Last session's medicinal marijuana legislative hearings were, aside from the usual hysterical suspects, surprisingly uneventful and productive. SB409 was then passed by the GOP-dominated NH House and Senate, vetoed by a Democratic (which really ought to be in quotes, shouldn't it?) governor, then overridden by that GOP House, only to fall tantalizingly short of a similar override in the GOP Senate.
This year's HB573-FN, submitted to a Democratic House, however, here before the Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee, 2/21/2013, appears to have reinvigorated the Forces of Force. How many were "on the clock," being paid by you, harried taxpayer, to self-servingly lobby your other servants to continue infringing your liberty, your self-ownership, your authority over even your own body? Whom does the Legislative Branch serve, faithful reader: the Executive Branch and crony lobbyists all with vested financial interests and delusions of superior judgment and the delegated authority to impose it, or the people?
We'll start, though, with testimony first by pain patient Clayton Holton and former NH state representative (and former bill sponsor) Evalyn Merrick, then by (briefly) a standard-issue Executive Branch thug, an exasperated citizen (AKA, the recalcitrant thug's unwilling employer), and a couple lobbyists for people in pain -- most of whom couldn't afford to be here to testify in opposition to their own belligerent servants.
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- Battle begins over medical marijuana in New Hampshire | New Hampshire NEWS06
- Home cultivation may stall medical marijuana in NH - News - Boston.com
- Medical marijuana law in NH’s interest - NashuaTelegraph.com
- Editorial: State should allow medical marijuana | Concord Monitor
- House Panel Backs Medical Marijuana 14-1 | New Hampshire Public Radio
- Committee overwhelmingly recommends medical marijuana | Politics - WMUR Home
- UPDATED: House approves medical marijuana bill | New Hampshire NEWS06