‘The Next Major Battle’: New Hampshire Governor Charges Against Marijuana Legalization
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‘The Next Major Battle’: New Hampshire Governor Charges Against Marijuana Legalization

In an impromptu set of remarks, Gov. Chris Sununu reiterated his opposition to the idea and said he would “absolutely” veto legislation.

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December 20, 2018

Gov. Chris Sununu came out swinging against the effort to legalize marijuana Friday, calling it one of the biggest policy fights for his administration next year and urging members of a prominent state drug and alcohol commission to rally against its passage.

In an impromptu set of remarks at a monthly meeting of the Governor’s Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery, Sununu reiterated his opposition to the idea and said he would “absolutely” veto legislation “regardless of what the language looks like.” And he made clear the office would take a forceful approach to defeating the bill, including by coordinating with a national lobbyist to kick off a state-wide campaign.

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