Supporters of a medical marijuana law in New Hampshire today announced the release of radio ads calling on New Hampshire residents to urge their state senators to support SB 409, which would allow doctors to recommend marijuana to qualified patients suffering from cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, and other debilitating illnesses.
The ad — which will be broadcast in the Merrimack Valley, Seacoast, and Lakes Region media markets — features Tuftonboro resident and former selectman Ted Wright, whose wife Cindy found relief from the nausea caused by her life-saving breast cancer treatments by using marijuana.
“Sadly, the prescription anti-nausea drugs just haven’t helped, and at one point it looked like she might have to stop the treatments,” Wright says in the ad. “Desperate, she tried medical marijuana in another state, and it relieved her nausea instantly. Shouldn’t patients like Cindy be allowed to use medical marijuana legally in New Hampshire?”
Wright goes on to ask that New Hampshire residents call their senators and urge them to support SB 409, which would allow seriously ill patients with certain qualifying conditions to use marijuana with a recommendation from a doctor. Qualifying patients would be allowed to possess up to six ounces of marijuana without fear of arrest, and they or their licensed caregiver could cultivate up to six plants.
To hear the full ads, which were paid for by the Marijuana Policy Project, please visit: http://www.mpp.org/NHRadioAd.
Currently, 16 states and the District of Columbia allow seriously ill patients to use marijuana to treat their conditions. Medical marijuana legislation passed the New Hampshire House of Representatives in a 221-96 vote last year. SB 409 could receive a vote in the New Hampshire Senate as soon as next week.