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Former candidate for Congress creates video urging Governor Hassan to pass medical marijuana bill

In recent months, New Hampshire lawmakers have been debating whether or not a medical marijuana program should be established within the state. On March 20, the House voted 286-64 in support of such a bill and on May 6 the Senate approved it as well, however its members are currently working to revise the proposal before sending it to Governor Maggie Hassan.

Earlier this week, former Libertarian party candidate for Congress Hardy Macia posted a video of himself from his hospital bed directed toward the governor. Speaking in a whisper and visibly ill, Macia, who is suffering from cancer and reportedly has only a few months to live, pleads with Hassan to pass the bill, claiming that medical marijuana has helped him sleep at night and is a valuable source of relief to many individuals who have serious illnesses and injuries.

"Let the patients grow their three plants. It's not going to affect the market share of marijuana on the market here in New Hampshire because people can get it regardless," Macia says in the video. "Think about the people, think about the patients, ignore the police unions. You really need to do this for the state."

Stick with us as we continue to cover developments on the legality of marijuana within the Granite State. In the meantime, if you have been accused of any crime involving this drug, be sure you have the best legal team on your side of the courtroom. Working with an experienced New Hampshire lawyer can ensure that you don't unnecessarily suffer under the strict marijuana laws the state currently has in place.

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