New Hampshire Governor Signs Decriminalization Bill

Jul 19, 2017 , , , , , , , , , ,


Yesterday afternoon, with a stroke of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu’s pen, the “Live Free or Die” state took a big step toward living up to its motto on marijuana policy. HB 640 is now officially on the books and will take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state, and the final New England state, to decriminalize marijuana possession. You can read a summary of the new law here.

Unfortunately, Gov. Sununu also decided to sign HB 215, which will create a study commission that we fear will be one-sided. However, we understand the governor’s reluctance to veto a study commission, so we are not going to be too critical of his decision.

The decriminalization victory would not have been possible without the hard work of our many dedicated allies. In particular, we’d like to thank attorney Paul Twomey, the ACLU-NH, the New Hampshire Liberty Alliance, and HB 640 sponsor Rep. Renny Cushing (D-Hampton) for their tireless efforts in support of sensible marijuana policy reforms.


2 responses to “New Hampshire Governor Signs Decriminalization Bill”

  1. I have what my rheumatologist diagnoses as “severe” fibromyalgia. I also have PTSD, depression, and chronic pain. When fibromyalgia was first identified, the medicine of choice was fentanyl. I have been on fentanyl for years, ( I am 78 years old ) and I can say from my experience that being on it is sheer hell. Even though the fentanyl I was prescribed was always overseen by a doctor, the side effects had become more than I could tolerate. I am struggling to be free of this horrific drug.

    By replacing it with medical marijuana, under the direction of my doctor, who has recommended this approach,
    I hope to be on a much safer medicine without the horrible side effects of fentanyl.

    I have never taken recreational drugs, nor have I ever been tempted to do so. I am a retired teacher and have seen first hand the tragedy of young people on drugs. They need help.

    I have the State of New Hampshire and its Governor to thank for this intelligent and humane choice now given me to be free of the horror of fentanyl.

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