New Hampshire Legislators Should Take a Drug Class, Not Legalize Pot!

by Mike Miller May 14, 2014

I do not know where you stand with respect to legalizing marijuana for medicinal and recreational use, but I can attest that I am firmly against. For those of you who regularly read our blog here at I am constantly looking for ways to keep people from experimenting with drugs. Legalizing them is certainly not the answer.

The next state that appears to be following in the erroneous footsteps of Colorado and Washington is New Hampshire. Is it ironic that the state slogan is “live free or die?” As reported in

Last week former congressman Patrick Kennedy was in New Hampshire to lobby against a bill that would legalize the recreational use of marijuana. Kennedy and his group – Smart Approaches to Marijuana – say legalizing marijuana would create another class of addicts and likened it to tobacco and alcohol addictions.

It took decades for our nation to understand that alcoholism was a disease and an addiction that needed to be drawn out of the shadows, confronted and treated. As a result, the road to recovery for many has been opened and much of the stigma erased.

The argument is that legalization will spawn higher numbers of addicts. Do you agree?

Do you feel that our nation has been able to wage a more effective war on smoking and alcohol by removing the stigma and that legalization is the answer? Do you agree that because both are sold and regulated, we have been better able to measure their use and our success in fighting abuse and addiction?

I think this nation needs to take a step back and think about our children. Very little is being said about the continued need to educate through drug classes and counseling to keep kids from experimenting with marijuana as well as alcohol and tobacco.

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