SB 409 Moves To House Following Bipartisan 13-11 Vote
In a huge victory for patients and their families, the New Hampshire Senate voted Wednesday to approve New Hampshire’s medical marijuana bill, SB 409, in a 13-11 vote.
The bill’s prime sponsor, Sen. Jim Forsythe (R-Strafford), thanked his colleagues for their open-mindedness and willingness to take a chance: “I know this was a difficult vote for several of my colleagues, and I applaud them for asking the tough questions that helped us make this a better bill,” Forsythe said.
“The intent here has never been to turn New Hampshire into California,” he added. “We’ve worked hard to make sure SB 409 will protect patients and their families without opening to door to abuse, and I’m very pleased that a majority of my colleagues ultimately chose to support this bill.”