Majority of New Hampshire Adults Support Selling Marijuana at State Liquor Stores

Polling data released this week by the University of New Hampshire found that a majority of adults in New Hampshire support selling marijuana at state liquor stores with regulations similar to how the state handles alcohol.

The survey, conducted from January 30th to February 5th, asked 581 New Hampshire adults “if small amounts of marijuana were legalized for personal use in New Hampshire, would you approve or disapprove of marijuana being sold at state liquor stores and taxed at levels similar to alcohol or tobacco?” 56% of respondents said they approved of the concept, 37% said they opposed, and 5% were unsure.

Respondents were also asked about their support for medical marijuana. 79% said they supported allowing doctors in New Hampshire to prescribe small amounts of marijuana for patients suffering from serious illnesses, only 14% were opposed, and 5% were neutral.

Politicians in the state have the opportunity to act on this public enthusiasm, as there is currently both legalization and medical marijuana measures pending before the state legislature.

If you live in New Hampshire, you can use NORML’s Take Action Center to easily contact your state officials and urge them to support these two important legislative measures. Click here for the marijuana legalization alert and here for the medical marijuana measure.

There are dozens of other marijuana law reform measures pending in numerous states. Click here to find out if your state is one.

  • HmmmSaysDavidHume

    Better write an amendment to the state constitution. Otherwise some bitter, hate-filled drunk with a law degree will take on a challenge brought to him by some other hate-filled Prohibitionist.

  • In other words………let’s all get stoned and drunk like sailors before we drive on down those New Hampshire roads! Yah, it sure sounds like a good idea. For dopes.

  • 581 people is a state majority? What kind of math is being taught at UNH? Also, even if legalized in NH, federal law denies you the legal opportunity to own a firearm or ammunition. Pick your self protection methods well my fellow citizens or becoming subjects is not far away.


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