Feb 11, 2021
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Sadly, another committee is obstructing progress on adult-use legalization — write your representatives today and tell them this is unacceptable!
First, the good news: HB 350, the medical cannabis home cultivation bill, passed the House Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs Committee in an overwhelming 20-1 vote. Thanks to all who testified or signed in at the public hearing!
After the bill passes the full House, which it is expected to do by a wide margin, it will be referred to the Senate Health Committee for a hearing. This will likely be a much more difficult challenge, since some committee members have opposed home cultivation bills in the past. If you’d like to go ahead and start reaching out to the members of this committee and to Gov. Chris Sununu (who vetoed a similar bill in 2019), click here for more details.
Sadly, despite overwhelming testimony from New Hampshire residents in favor of cannabis legalization, the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 14-7 to “retain” both legalization bills. If the House doesn’t overturn this decision and pass at least one of the two bills, adults who consume cannabis will continue to be fined and arrested for at least another year.
I described the committee’s unacceptable actions in this detailed commentary. If you’re as outraged as I am by the committee’s decision to avoid a vote on these bills, please write your representatives and urge them to make legalization a top priority!
After you write your representatives, please share this important message with your friends and family!