VIDEO: Lynch Has ‘Real Concerns’ About Medical Marijuana Bill

Would prefer to have it controlled, prescribed.

While he has empathy for those ill patients who need to get through their recoveries, Gov. , D-Hopkinton, said today that he still has real concerns about the proliferation and distribution of medicinal cannabis.

At a fundraising breakfast at for the program, Lynch said other governors have had a hard time controlling the medical marijuana. He cited California, where “there are so many points of distribution they can’t keep track of it all,” and Montana, another state that has recently introduced the program. Lynch said the governor there told him that ski areas had become the busiest points of distribution, to giggles by alumni of the leadership class who attended the breakfast.

Lynch said he would be more comfortable having it controlled and regulated like prescription drugs, where the pharmacy distributed it to patients after a doctor prescribed it.

“If you can’t control it, you can never get it back,” he said. “I’m very nervous about having almost unlimited distribution and proliferation of it.”

New Hampshire has had medicinal marijuana in the past, according to advocates, and previous bills have made it through various stages of passage. The state Senate on March 28, of the bill by a 13-11 vote.

Lynch has historically vetoed the bills when they've reached his desk.

Kevin_Hunt March 30, 2012 at 12:48 AM
The Feds have indicated that they will raid dispensaries but leave individual patient-growers alone. So why does Lynch want a centralized distribution program? If Lynch vetoes this bill, it will be clear that he does not represent the will of New Hampshire voters.
ForThePeople March 30, 2012 at 01:00 AM
Doesn't every special interest say that?
rick barasso March 30, 2012 at 01:22 PM
Only in NH! I can see the Visitors Bureau ad already.... (fade in)Come to the Granite State, where the Autumn leaves are beautiful(panoramic view of the white mtns), the women are pregnant (scene of women standing in front of closed Planned Parenthood facility), because there is nothing to do here (Pan over a dark bank of slot machines) but, get high (cameo, featuring Cheech and Chong) and have sex (couple smiling at each other)(fade out)
shannon rogers March 30, 2012 at 02:40 PM
worried about skiers give me a break. I encourage everyone to seek out and view 'Chronic Cure' then you will know how the suppresion works, guys like Gov. Lynch have had a lifetime to get things right, he's a failure, don't listen to him.
Red Foxx April 01, 2012 at 04:47 PM


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