Lynch would veto New Hampshire’s medical marijuana bill; vetoed similar bill 2 years ago

New Hampshire’s Gov. John Lynch says he has the same concerns with a House bill to legalize marijuana for medical use that he had two years ago when he vetoed a similar bill.

Lynch spokesman Colin Manning said Tuesday the governor is concerned with how the drug would be acquired and distributed and that legalizing marijuana for people with debilitating or terminal illnesses would conflict with federal law.

The Senate is to vote Wednesday on a medical marijuana bill that passed the House 221-96 without debate in March. The bill would allow possession of less than 2 ounces of marijuana if the drug is for medical purposes.

Manning said if the bill reaches Lynch’s desk, he will veto it.

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