Governor Hassan: Pardon nurse Patricia Smith- the peaceful cannabis felon
  • Petitioning Governor Maggie Hassan

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Governor of New Hampshire
Governor Maggie Hassan

Governor Hassan: Pardon nurse Patricia Smith- the peaceful cannabis felon

    1. Emily Wassell
    2. Petition by

      Emily Wassell

      Colorado Springs, CO

Patricia was a dedicated nurse for her entire career. Prior to her arrest, Patricia had a completely clean record. She was convicted of growing medical marijuana for her own use. The judge sentenced Patricia to 2-4 years in prison in addition to large fees for one pound of marijuana- his sentence was unusually severe, even for New Hampshire.  

You can watch videos, read blogs, and websites that focus on the plight of Patricia Smith. 

Patricia Smith became a grandmother while in prison, she has already served 8 months in prison, paid thousands in court fees, and suffered emotional trauma. Patricia Smith is not a criminal- she is a kind and caring hospice nurse and grandmother. Please save taxpayer money and pardon Patricia Smith. 

To:
Governor Maggie Hassan, Governor of New Hampshire
Pardon nurse Patricia Smith- the peaceful cannabis felon

Peaceful people should not be labeled as felons, nor should tax dollars be spent to keep good citizens behind bars.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

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    1. Reached 10,000 signatures
    2. Patricia says "thank you!"

      Emily Wassell
      Petition Organizer

      I just spoke with Patricia- she is very thankful for each and every signature. She will be up for parole in February, and she is doing her best to remain positive and engaged in reading, writing, quilling, doing cross stitch, and attending the few classes offered.

      Please pass this petition along to friends or acquaintances.

      "Severe punitive penalties for non- violent criminals harms our social fabric at taxpayer expense."- Cole Bennett

      Thank you.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

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    • Eric Maki WENTWORTH, NH
      • 7 months ago

      No one sbould be jailed over marijauna. I know Trish. She is my wife.

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    • Angela Manus TONEY, AL
      • 9 months ago

      I agree that this was an unusually severe penalty. Judges need to quit strong-arming people, just because they can. Use the taxpayers' money to put true criminals behind bars...like murderers and people who harm helpless creatures.

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    • Gregory Holmes SALEM, MA
      • 9 months ago

      1930's propaganda is outdated. My tax dollars should not be going to keep people in jail who've committed no REAL crime.

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    • Margaret Breton CENTER CONWAY, NH
      • 9 months ago

      Because it is the most unfair story I've read so far!!!

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    • Louis Calitz WEST LEBANON, NH
      • 9 months ago

      It is immoral to hurt someone who has not harmed anyone.

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