Last week, New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch vetoed a medical marijuana measure.
He claimed that the proposed law — which would let minors use prescription pot — could: “downplay the perceived risk of use of this drug and will lead to increased adolescent use.”
Supporters of the bill had hoped that the state Senate could override Lynch’s decision,
but that legislative chamber failed yesterday to gather the necessary two-thirds majority vote. Lynch also nixed a similar bill in 2009, according to The Associated Press.
Other developments in the rest of the weed world?
In Michigan, Cops can arrest medical marijuana patients on possession charges if they’re not carrying their prescription pot IDs, a state court decided Wednesday.
But there’s a caveat: even though these patients can be arrested, they cannot be prosecuted once they prove that they do, in fact, have a prescription.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the appellate court claimed that cops were “within their rights to arrest the patient…because he couldn’t establish proof of registration on the spot.”
The appellate, however, took issue with prosecutors’ position that the patient — James RG Nicholson — was “not protected by the marijuana law because he did not ‘possess’ a registry identification card,” on his person at the moment of his May 2011 arrest.
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