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POLL: Should Marijuana Possession be Decriminalized?

The House approved a bill that would do just that this week.

The New Hampshire House voted this week to approve a bill decriminalizing a person's first two marijuana possessions under a half an ounce.

Under the bill, first offenses would be violations punishable by a $250 fine, while the fine for a second offense would be $500. Subsequent offenses would be misdemeanors subject to jail time. Gov. John Lynch has already said he'll veto the bill if it passes the Senate.

What do you think? Should marijuana possession be decriminalized? Vote in our poll below, and leave a comment with your thoughts on the bill.

saminnh March 12, 2012 at 10:52 AM
You do now, so why would it be any different if drugs were legalized, and the use went down, and you weren't paying for another failed war started by a republican?
Bob Constantine March 15, 2012 at 06:48 PM
I respectfully correct you, you are wrong. The Tashkin report belies the cancer thing. I encourage you to inform yourself better. Tobacco is the leading cause of death, alcohol is second and cannabis (marijuana) kills zero, you should check this by googling drugwarfacts. Aside from being FAR less harmful than the dangerous drug the state sells (alcohol) isn't it up to the individual to decide what will or won't go into their body in a free society? I believe you own YOUR body and think you should, I don't believe you or anybody else owns my body though. Have a great day.
Bob Constantine March 15, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Governor Lynch doesn't believe adults own their own body, he thinks it is criminal to use a less harmful substance, marijuana, than the dnagerous one that the State of New Hampshire sells...alcohol. As head of the state run drug cartel his gang sold over $534 million in booze last year. Google drugwarfacts and see that alcohol is second to tobacco in causes of death, while Cannabis (marijuana) causes zero deaths. Lynch is the worst kind of bureaucrat, the kind that thinks he knows what is best for you...this is not a partisian issue, it's a freedom issue.
Bob Constantine March 15, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Freedom to control your own body is not a partisian thing. Not to mention It is fiscally irresponsible for the United States to have the world's highest prison population, which is caused in large part by the "war on marijuana".
David Campbell March 15, 2012 at 07:06 PM
2nd hand smoke reports.. complete bunk Cigarette smoking reports..largely bunk the # 1 gateway drug has ALWAYS been booze.. 14,000 repeat DU! offenders ( that they know of ) rape, murder, incest, spousal abuse,child abuse, work place absenteeism because of alcohol .. enough to make it nice and profitable.. pot, not so much, no money to be gained on the backside of it.. that's why it remains illegal..no real profit

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