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Medical cannabis patients targeted by bill, opponents claim

CONCORD —A bill intended to make cannabis use in a vehicle a violation similar to an open alcohol container ran into a buzz saw of opposition Wednesday. Senate Bill 60 supporters said it is intended to make the state’s highways safer, but many more people said it targets and discriminates against the more than 11,000 state residents in the medical marijuana program. The bill passed the Senate on a 21-3 vote last month, but opponents to the bill in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee hearing outnumbered supporters 95 to 33. The bill was requested by police, ...

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