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Press Release

For Immediate Release
June 18, 2013

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Communications Office
(603)271-2121

Statement from Governor Hassan on Medical Marijuana Legislation

CONCORD - Following the agreement reached today by the committee of conference on HB 573, Governor Maggie Hassan released the following statement:

"I have always maintained that allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the State of New Hampshire. The compromise legislation as agreed to by the committee of conference addresses the concerns that I have heard and expressed throughout this session, and provides the level of regulation needed for the use of medical marijuana.

"I appreciate the hard work put into this measure by members of the Senate and House, especially lead negotiators Senator Nancy Stiles and Representative Jim MacKay, as well as by scores of advocates dedicated to the wellbeing of all Granite Staters, and I encourage the full legislature to pass this compromise so I can sign this legislation into law."