NH Commonsense - NH Patients, Advocates to Unveil Medical Marijuana TV Ad in Thursday Press Conference

Ad Features New Hampshire Patient Asking Governor to Allow Medical Marijuana Law After Senate Passes Bill Today, 14-10


CONCORD, N.H. — Following a historic win today in which the Senate passed a medical marijuana bill for the first time, 14-10, patients and advocates announced a Thursday press conference to unveil an ad urging Gov. John Lynch to allow the bill to become law.


The ad, which begins airing today and will appear on WMUR and the Comcast Network throughout the day for about a week, features Sandra Drew, a retired nurse from Allenstown who uses medical marijuana to relieve the symptoms caused by multiple sclerosis.


HB 648 passed in the House 234-138 last month. If it becomes law, New Hampshire would become the 14th state to protect seriously ill patients from arrest for using medical marijuana if their doctor recommends it.


WHAT: Press conference announcing TV ad featuring medical marijuana patient urging Gov. Lynch to allow HB 648 to become law


WHO: Advocates scheduled to participate include:
• Sandra Drew, a patient with multiple sclerosis from Allenstown who appears in the ad airing this week

• Barbara Filleul, a cancer survivor from Concord

• Clayton Holton, a patient with muscular dystrophy from Somersworth

• Ellen McClung, a patient with multiple sclerosis from Gilford

• Scott Turner, a patient with degenerative disc and joint disease from Nashua

• Matt Simon, executive director for the NH Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy


WHEN: Thursday, April 30, 10 a.m.


WHERE: Legislative Office Building lobby, Concord, N.H.