ACTION REQUIRED: Medical Marijuana in NH!

Here is an important message from our friends at the Marijuana Policy Project:

On Monday, March 12, the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee heard testimony on HB 774, a bill that would allow sick and dying patients to use medical marijuana if their doctor recommends it. The committee could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday!

Please take a moment now to visit https://ssl.capwiz.com/mpp/issues/alert/?alertid=9505521 and send a brief letter to the members of the committee. It will only take a moment with our automated system. It's imperative that they hear from Granite Staters in support of HB 774 right away.After you send a letter to the committee members, please follow up with a phone call. You can visit http://gencourt.state.nh.us/ns/billstatus/commmail.asp?commcode=H09 for the full list of committee members and their contact information. There are several members of the committee who are particularly important for the upcoming vote. If you are willing to make a special effort to reach out to key members of the committee, please contact Zane Hurst by e-mailing zhurst@mpp.org or calling 202-462-5747, ext 119.

During the hearing on Monday, one person told committee members about her horrific fight to stay alive while undergoing a bone marrow transplant. She explained how medical marijuana was the only medication that enabled her to eat anything so she could survive. Many other seriously ill Granite Staters are forced to make that same terrible decision: Continue to suffer or obtain marijuana illegally and risk arrest and prison. Sick and dying patients should not be treated like criminals simply for treating their suffering.

A recent poll by the Becker Institute shows that 68% of Granite Staters support this compassionate and sensible legislation. With overwhelming public support like this, there is no excuse for New Hampshire legislators not to approve HB 774, but legislators need to hear from you. Please visit https://ssl.capwiz.com/mpp/issues/alert/?alertid=9505521 Take action today! This may be the most important vote of the entire legislative session for sick and dying citizens of New Hampshire.

Thank you for supporting the Marijuana Policy Project. Please pass this message along to friends, family, neighbors, and e-mail lists so that others can stand up for New Hampshire's most vulnerable residents as well.