by Garret Ean
Aug 02 2011
At the annual event “National Night Out” held in Rollins Park, governor John Lynch addressed a crowd about low crime rates in New Hampshire. After he had finished speaking and meeting with constituents, I approached him and asked about his expectations for the medicinal cannabis bill in New Hampshire. John Lynch was solely responsible for killing a medicinal bill in 2008, and in 2011, the senate tabled a bill, effectively ignoring it, after Lynch announced that he was still not happy with the stringent restructuring of the bill to meet his concerns. The question that remains on the issue is what else it is that needs to be done. In footage from the senate’s executive session on the bill, the house sponsor asks the senators what more could possibly be done with the bill. Every concern is kicked back to the governor, who seems to draw his position from the concerns of law enforcement. When interviewed in past episodes, law enforcement members speaking out against the bill admit knowing nothing about the medicinal properties of cannabis.
Lynch continues to hold out on a medical issue for non-medical concerns. What are these concerns exactly? The purpose of my questions to John Lynch in the following video seek to find out. It is unfortunate that I am not surprised by his response.