Marijuana Money: Gubernatorial Candidate Marchand Says NH Needs the Revenue
Gubernatorial candidate Steve Marchand stopped by the NH1.com studio to talk about his stance on issues from marijuana to challenging Gov. Chris Sununu.
Marchand, the former mayor of Portsmouth, talked about his agenda and what winning this election looks like to him.
As a younger candidate, Marchand has caught the attention of millennials with his stance on wanting to legalize marijuana.
He gave several reasons for wanting to do so, the first being the opioid crisis.
"These are not things that cure you, these are things that relieve pain. In so many cases we could avoid using the prescription opiate and instead use cannabis in a responsible way that would provide the pain relief that they seek with none of the addictive properties we find with opiates."
Marchand also thinks it's a great way to bring money into the state.
"I'm unafraid to say we need additional revenue and one of those places we can get it is the legalization of cannabis."
Watch the full interview with "Talk to NH" above.
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