New Hampshire House of Representatives Passes Cannabis Decriminalization Measure 215 to 92

New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives, in a 215 to 92 vote, has approved House Bill 1625, a proposal to decriminalize cannabis possession, and to defelonize cannabis cultivation.nh

If approved into law, House Bill 1625 would make the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis a simple $100 ticket, and would make cultivation of up to six cannabis plants a Class A misdemeanor, rather than a felony.

Under current law, the possession of any amount of cannabis is a misdemeanor punishable by up to a year in prison, and the cultivation of any amount of cannabis is a felony punishable by up to 3 years in prison.

According to recently polling, 62% of New Hampshire voters support decriminalizing small amounts of cannabis.

A seperate cannabis-related proposal was passed last week by New Hampshire’s House; the measure would legalize cannabis cultivation for medical purposes.


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