N.H.: House committee passes legalization bill, 14-6!

Mar 28, 2019

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If you live in New Hampshire, check to see how your representatives voted in the first House vote and follow up with them today!

Yesterday, the New Hampshire Ways and Means Committee voted 14-6 to pass HB 481, the bill that would legalize, regulate, and tax cannabis for adults' use. This committee has rejected legalization bills in previous years, so it's particularly noteworthy that it has now been convinced to support of ending prohibition. Next week, the bill will be voted on again by the full House before it proceeds to the Senate.

Please take a few moments to find out how your state representative(s) voted and send them a message to follow up. It's very important that we thank representatives who voted in favor, and for those who did not, this is a critical opportunity to ask them why they voted no.

Before voting to approve the bill, the committee passed an amendment that changes the tax rates and revenue allocations. The tax rate being proposed is 5 percent at the cultivation level and 9 percent at the retail level. You can read an updated summary of the bill here, and you can read NHPR's coverage of the story here.

After you email a follow-up message to your state legislators, please share this message with your family and friends!