The New Hampshire Cannabis Party is endorsing candidates for state office who they believe will support cannabis legalization, the Conway Daily Sun reports. In a statement, the party announced its “full-scale campaign for common-sense cannabis legalization.”
“Contrary to conventional wisdom, cannabis legalization and commerce represents much more than just a few extra jobs and tax revenue. Rather, it offers a generational opportunity for comprehensive, multi-pronged prosperity and progress for all New Hampshire citizens.” — New Hampshire Cannabis Party in a statement via the Daily Sun
Nathanial Gurien serves as the founder and executive director of the party. According to his LinkedIn profile, he is the CEO of Orion Group NYC which is described as “Consultants to High-Risk & Cash-Intensive Industries Investment, Financing and Strategic Planning, Turnkey Administrative and Operations Services.”
Gurien attempted to get on the ballot in Sandwich to run as an independent but didn’t get enough signatures to qualify. The party’s Vice Chair Kaitlyn McCarthy also attempted to get on the ballot as a candidate for Senate District 6.
Gurien told the Daily Sun that the party has endorsed “close to 50 bipartisan candidates across many state offices from governor down to state rep.”
“It’s running somewhere in the neighborhood of, oh, I don’t know, 40% Republican, a few Libertarians, and the rest Democrats,” he said. “But it’s pretty bipartisan.”
For governor, the party endorsed Democrat Tom Sherman, who is challenging incumbent Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. It also endorsed several House and Senate candidates including Democrat Bill Marsh who is challenging incumbent Republican Jeb Bradley.
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