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N.H.: Senate will determine fate of legalization bill

Jun 17, 2020

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There is no excuse for maintaining cannabis prohibition — Urge your state senator to support HB 1648!

In February, the New Hampshire House of Representatives overwhelmingly voted in favor of HB 1648, the bipartisan bill that would legalize possession and limited cultivation of cannabis for adults 21 and older in New Hampshire. The bill passed with a veto-proof 236-112 majority and advanced to the Senate, which has rejected previous cannabis legalization bills. Beginning in March, the legislature paused for a few months because of COVID-19, but the Senate has now resumed its work, so it is once again time to contact senators and urge them to support HB 1648!

Please email your senator and tell them New Hampshire should not be an island of prohibition!

Unfortunately, Gov. Chris Sununu has indicated that he does not support legalization. However, even if he doesn’t evolve on the issue this year, it will be possible to override a potential veto if 16 of the state’s 24 senators can be convinced to support HB 1648. Gov. Sununu and all 24 senators will face re-election in November, so we have a great opportunity this summer to persuade these elected officials that they need to evolve on cannabis policy if they want to hold on to their seats.

A summary of HB 1648 is available here.

After you email your senator, please share this message with your family and friends.