To Expand Beyond Where We Are Right Now With Medical Marijuana — And, By The Way, It’s Against Federal Law — It Just Flies In The Face Of Hypocrisy With The Heroin/opioid Crisis That We’re Facing, Hinch Said.

“I think that we cannot forget for one second that we have a state of emergency in New Hampshire with the heroin/opioid crisis,” House Majority Leader Richard Hinch said. “Five hundred people this year will die. That’s 500 too many.” Others opposed to proposed changes said the use of cannabis does not help patients who are addicted to opioids. “What I found interesting was the only people in the room that actually spoke not in favor of these bills had jobs that depended upon the addiction of opiates,” said Heather Mullins, Medical marijuana of Antrim. Some who oppose widening the scope of medical marijuana said there’s not enough data to support increased use. “To expand beyond where we are right now with medical marijuana — and, by the way, it’s against federal law — it just flies in the face of hypocrisy with the heroin/opioid crisis that we’re facing,” Hinch said. But supporters said that the people who are being helped by cannabis are evidence that it works. “But the data is of what’s going on right now,” Lachance said. “People are testifying. They’re getting relief. It’s working.

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