New Hampshire House Committee Advances Proposal to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

The New Hampshire House Ways and Means Committee has advanced House Bill 492, a proposal to legalize nhcannarecreational cannabis, to the full House.

The proposed law – which passed the House in January but was sent back to committee to rework the bill’s tax system – would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis, and would legalize state-licensed cannabis retail outlets to distribute cannabis to those 21 and older.

The committee voted 14 to 5 to not recommend the bill, but advanced it nonetheless; similarly the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee gave the proposal a non-recommendation in January, which didn’t stop the full House from giving it approval.

According to recent polling, 60% of those in New Hampshire favor the legalization of recreational cannabis.


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