NH Commission Studying Legal Pot Releases Final Report
According to a story from WMUR, the final report has been released regarding the study of legal marijuana in NH. The report recommends, that if it becomes law, only people 21 years of age or older should possess marijuana.
The WMUR report goes on to say that the NH Association of Chiefs of Police opposes the legalization of marijuana, in a statement quoted in the story:
The experiences of other states which have legalized the recreational use of marijuana have shown the adverse impact it will have on New Hampshire. No information received by the commission has shown any reason to support legalization.
Well, here's the thing: Pot is going to be around whether or not we legalize it and it's not like it's heroin. Is it unhealthy? In my opinion, it is very much so, however, so is alcohol. I just think that people are going to smoke it regardless of it being legal or not.
In that case, why don't we collect the potential revenue the State could receive from the selling of it legally? A potential, according to the WMUR report, 58 million for the state! That's a lot of improved roads and other stuff that the state shells out money for.
If you don't agree, I don't totally disagree with you. I can absolutely see the other side, but right now, I'm routing FOR this to pass.