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George LeMont said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:00 am

Make no mistake this was never about medical marijuana and has always been about government selling weed for the tax revenue. And when problem arise from things like pregnant girls smoking it, it will be the rest of society who pays.


PAUL LUNDWALL said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 7:47 am

What they are really saying is keep getting this from your local dealer. It will save you the red tape, questions, embarrassment and it will keep your name out of a state database.


ROBERT E CLEGG Jr said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:03 am

Some in the medical field didn't know the prohibitions that a marijuana prescription levied on their patients. Now they do they are unwilling to write a prescription that makes it a federal crime. For a marijuana user to own or possess a firearm or ammunition. They are unwilling to write a prescription that will prohibit the license for operation of a commercial vehicle and they are cautious about writing a prescription that would cause a person to lose the ability to obtain a security clearance. The doctors are intelligent enough to see why happens when the consequences of a prescription drug suddenly has enough victims for a class action lawsuit. Medical Marijuana is not legal. It is a federally prohibited drug and until the fight is brought to Congress the list of victims who believe their state legislators will continue to grow


John Davison said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:19 am

New Hampshire is a joke when it comes to any kind of marijuana. Still cheaper and easier to get it from my dealer plus It's better quality than what the state would want me to have. NH will be one of the last states to legalize recreational pot. Stuff it NH.


kevin croteau said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:20 am

Any one that thought that this was going to be an easy road to build was in LA LA Land. Weed is illegal on the Fed end. That also means that a Hospital can refuse to treat you and they have, unless its an emergency if they find weed in your blood because they don't have to work on people that have addictions unless they choose to. So, you better have a good Health Plan. Don't get the idea that you are home free just because your state says its k to be a pot head. The Fed Cops still can put you away. It does amaze me that some people will gamble there whole life away for a simple piece if wild grass. This is not going to turn out the way people will think it will turn out.


Ernie Bridge said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:48 am

It;s hard to understand why the legislators we elect to represent us choose to vote against our wishes? Not hard to understand federal officials who are protecting well paying Civil Service jobs or police who are also protecting the easy part of their jobs. Voters needto raise that question with their US Senators and Represenrative every chance they get!


Gregory DuPont said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:17 am

The focus should me-and should always have been all along-on Federal level legalization. There's way too much legal peril to incur from Fedzilla. Especially since the medical card database is fed to the feds-as others have already referenced,you lose your firearms rights and the " can of worms potential" anytime you transact through an FFL is significant.


Steve Swanson said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:25 am

Lemont, do you think someone suffering from the effects of MS really cares about a firearm?


dan sloan said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

Meanwhile you can go get a prescription for opiods and get addicted with almost no hassle at all


JAMES KEANE said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 11:01 am

So many are suffering and dying... why are we still debating this???


Gene Vallee said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 12:13 pm

John Davison I agree with your statement.


Whitey Woods said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:03 pm

My wife suffers chronic pain from fibromyalgia and nerve pain in her legs. After putting up with insurance not wanting to pay for Lyrica or other drugs and her not being able to get a medical marijuana card as chronic pain wasn't "accepted" as a condition, I've been making tinctures and edibles using weed I've purchased from friends.It has significantly reduced her pain, lets her now sleep through the night, has really improved her quality of life. Glad to see NH is starting to expand the conditions accepted to get a card.


JAMES E FIEST said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm

Mr. Sloan, you have illustrated the irony perfectly. Thank you.


George LeMont said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 5:50 pm

I wonder how many people on welfare we are paying for their weed? Drug test anyone on entitlement programs and if they test positive kick them off the tax payer funded programs. Random tests with no notice so they can't buy the stuff at the Drug store that flushes their systems. Then I don;t care who smokes or does what drug since they'll have live with their choices like the rest of us who pay the taxes.


SANDRA GOLDEN said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Nobody I know (or ever knew in my entire life) needed a card or a doctor's permission or a card or anything else to smoke pot. If you WANT to smoke it, buy it and smoke it. There is no need for the state to sanction it or make any "programs" around it. Pot is not medicinal; pot is just pot. Kinda like alcohol is just alcohol but some people drink to relax. As long as you are NOT driving, doing anything else to put yourself or anyone else in danger, smoke your pot, drink the shot and and go to bed.


PAUL LUNDWALL said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 9:33 pm

DAN SLOAN I agree. I can go to a doctor and get narcotics but something that isn't addicting they want people to jump through so many hoops. Personally I do not use it and it isn't my thing. But going through the state to get this stuff would be the last thing I would do. Who knows what they will do with the data that is collected on individuals.


Jim Swan said Sunday, April 30, 2017 at 10:11 pm

It is long overdue that we end prohibition on all levels. Yes the law enforcement industry will cry that we are taking away their toys. Too bad.


Gregory Wallace said Monday, May 1, 2017 at 8:31 am

Anything that spreads stupidity I'm against. Marijuana is definitely one of them. If you can find anyone that knows me and would go so far as calling me a stiff I will give you a thousand bucks. Legalization will greatly increase the use across the board as many people are sheep. Frankly I think that's what some of you want. Everybody stoned. I never tried it and am not interested. If it had a medicinal purpose I might be OK with that only. I have seen too many people walk into Psyche wards whose main drug is marijuana and without it I don't think they would have landed there. I also do not like the state selling alcohol, at all. That should be privatized and N.H. could still realize quite a tax benefit if it was. Don't go all nuts on me now because I am against your happy weed. It's just that I have seen the negative side of it too many times and that isn't counting the MV crashes and other accompanying social ills. Please leave out the "Reefer madness" reference, it's really old and just shows how very uncreative you are when you smoke weed. Sorry but from what I have seen Weed kills.


David Landry said Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:02 am

The moral of the story is that there are people in need of help. And this program Has been helpful. I have been with Prime Atc since October and I have been opioid free for the first time in 15 years for almost two months. All you people complaining about this program are uninformed or you like seeing people overdosing on your streets from Heroine. This is an epidemic and there are ways to solve it.


Gregory Wallace said Monday, May 1, 2017 at 9:13 am

David, I'm not complaining about the program. I'm concerned about people who use it and don't need it like any other drug. Unfortunately that is MORE of what we will get if it were legalized here in N.H. Honestly, if the marijuana does it for you and that is all it takes you probably didn't need the opioid "Heroin" either. The medicinal part of marijuana could never cut the pain that the "Other dope" could. Take 2 aspirin call me in the morning. And don't try to tell me I don't understand addiction or how people get there.


George LeMont said Monday, May 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

David Landry as I said the sale of marijuana was never about helping people who are suffering. The sick have been used for the excuse of creating recreational marijuana and if you can't see that trend across the country, then you're not really paying attention and are as uninformed as you claim others are. And why is it the pharmaceutical companies and hospitals hand out the opioid medications but then don't ween the patients off of them in a controlled environment? Instead we get told of a opioid crisis and somehow the tax payer then have to pay for the rehab. The tax payers were not the ones handing the stuff out, but somehow we got stuck with the bill.


David Landry said Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 12:05 pm

Mr Wallace. The marijuana doesn't take all my pain away. I still live in pain daily. But I'm not on OxyContin or oxycodone or methadone anymore. I was not myself on the meds. And I had every side effect possible from methadone. I am striving to better my life for my family and the program has helped me get back in touch with who I am. For that I thank my doctor and Prime ATC. This program is great. You are not going to go to a local dealer and know exactly what the Thc or Cbd is in what you are getting. I can find all that info from my dispensary before I purchase. That has been a key to my being able to beat opioids.


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