New Hampshire House Committee Approves Decriminalization Bill

Feb 09, 2017 , , ,


The New Hampshire House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee overwhelmingly voted to pass HB 640, a bill that would decriminalize possession of one ounce or less of marijuana. The vote, 14-2, was overwhelming, and it appears very likely that the House will pass HB 640 with a huge margin of support.

The Committee also voted to “retain” HB 656, a bill that would make marijuana legal for adult use. This is a good thing because it means the Committee will be able to study the issue more thoroughly this summer and fall before they vote on the bill in early 2018.


One response to “New Hampshire House Committee Approves Decriminalization Bill”

  1. As an older woman with MS I have to say marijuana has helped me more in the last 6 months, than any other medication I’ve tried. And the only side effect is I laugh a lot. But NH is only approved for medical marijuana, and with only four places in NH it makes the marijuana so expensive, that I can’t afford it. If it were legalized for recreational use, I’m certain it would bring the prices down. Please consider all the other people we could help, and the jobs we could create, and the extra money it could bring to NH. But most of all we are NH and we lead the country. “Live free or die”? You need to legalize, or change our motto.
    Lisa Gott

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