New Hampshire Senate Expected to Vote on Decriminalization Next Thursday

May 27, 2015

Adam Schroadter, decriminalization, HB 618, New Hampshire

On Tuesday, the New Hampshire Senate Judiciary Committee voted 4-1 to recommend against passage of HB 618, Rep. Adam Schroadter’s sensible bill that would decriminalize possession of one-half ounce or less of marijuana.

[caption id="attachment_7408" align="alignright" width="167"]Schroadter Rep. Adam Schroadter[/caption]

This isn’t good news, but there is still hope for HB 618. In fact, one senator who voted “no” is already working to negotiate a compromise amendment that will be able to earn majority support when the bill is considered on the Senate floor. The full Senate is expected to vote on HB 618 next Thursday, June 5.