Date: 
Jul 06, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) plans to sign a bill banning synthetic drugs.

Last summer Gov. Hassan declared a state of emergency after dozens of New Hampshire residents entered emergency rooms after smoking synthetic marijuana, also called "spice."

Date: 
Jul 09, 2015

On Wednesday, July 8 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed a bill that grants immunity for anyone seeking medical help in a drug-related emergency.

To get immunity for drug possession, the person calling 911 must provide care for the person who overdosed until help arrives.

Date: 
Jul 22, 2015

Gov. Maggie Hassan’s office announced a list of twenty-two measures recommended by John G. Wozmak, the state’s Director of Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health. Wozmak called NH’s drug problem “a profound public health crisis that affects the quality and availability of the workforce, drains the economy of resources and interferes with economic growth.”

Date: 
Jul 23, 2015

A 2015 report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation ranked New Hampshire second in the nation for child well-being.

Date: 
Jul 24, 2015

In a recent WMUR Granite State Poll, four out of five adults said heroin abuse is a “very serious” problem in New Hampshire.

Heroin abuse has also become a battleground for Democrats and Republicans in New Hampshire.

Date: 
Jul 30, 2015

The Joint Legislative Fiscal Committee voted to accept a $112,500 grant to fund the state's so-called "drug czar" through December. John ‘Jack’ Wozmak will continue to hold the office officially titled Senior Director for Substance Misuse and Behavioral Health thanks to grant money from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, which provided the original funding to create the position. 

Date: 
Aug 07, 2015

This week Gov. Maggie Hassan denied Manchester Mayor Ted Gatsas’ request to declare a state of emergency due to the heroin epidemic.

Date: 
Aug 14, 2015

On Wednesday, August 12 Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) announced a working group to review and revise the licensing process for residential substance abuse treatment centers.

Date: 
Aug 31, 2015

This year Gov. Maggie Hassan (D) signed a law that lets family and friends of addicts get a prescription for the heroin overdose-reversing drug naloxone (brand name Narcan).

However, many pharmacies are not yet stocking Narcan or the atomizers that deliver the drug.

Date: 
Oct 02, 2015

Three state Representatives – Rep. James Belanger, Rep. Jack Flanagan, and Rep. Eric Eastman – have requested 2016 bills to create a drug dealer registry, similar to the sex offender registry. 

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