The Marijuana Policy Project is calling on New Hampshire House Speaker Gene Chandler to remove Rep. Patrick Abrami as the chair of the state’s marijuana legalization study commission. The group was created last year, despite advocates’ concerns regarding the makeup of the commission, to examine how regulating and taxing marijuana for adults would impact the Granite State.
Advocates of marijuana policy reform argue that Rep. Abrami has vigorously opposed current legislation that would make possession and limited home cultivation legal, and that, in doing so, he has misrepresented the testimony heard by the study commission to lawmakers in the House of Representatives. A detailed description of these complaints is available at http://mpp.org/NH656rebuttals.
The petition to remove Rep. Abrami can be found at https://www.change.org/p/new-hampshire-house-speaker-gene-chandler-replace-rep-patrick-abrami-as-chair-of-n-h-marijuana-study-commission.
“All three neighboring states have already legalized marijuana possession and cultivation for adults, so it’s sad that Rep. Abrami and other