Media Contact

Ari Schechter,

May 12, 2023

CONCORD, N.H. - The ACLU of New Hampshire today released the following statement after Governor Sununu’s statements supporting marijuana legalization.

Frank Knaack, policy director at the ACLU of New Hampshire, said:

“We agree wholeheartedly that the core of marijuana legalization is about harm reduction, particularly for communities unjustly targeted by the war on drugs that get needlessly ensnared in New Hampshire’s criminal legal system every year. The ACLU of New Hampshire views marijuana legalization as a key part of building safer and more just communities - and so we once again would support legislation like this, as we did last year when it was the primary bill to legalize marijuana. With the Governor’s clear commitment to signing such legislation, we urge lawmakers in both chambers to make 2023 the year the Granite State finally legalizes marijuana.”