The high costs of legalizing marijuana in New Hampshire

12/3/18–According to an editorial by Kate Fry published in Concord Monitor, the legalization and commercialization of marijuana is not a political issue in New Hampshire; it’s a public health and safety concern. The state already has one of the country’s highest rates of binge drinking and substance misuse in young people, as well as the nation’s lowest perception of harm for marijuana. The legalization and commercialization of marijuana would only heighten these concerns by opening New Hampshire to the Big Marijuana industry, which would aggressively market its products to young people, much like the tobacco and alcohol industries before them. Read