New Hampshire Lawmakers Pass Legislation to Legalize Hemp

New Hampshire’s House of Representatives have moved forward with House Bill pol_hemp07__01b__630x420153, which explicitly prohibits hemp from being listed as a controlled substance in the state. The legislation would make New Hampshire the 9th state in the U.S. to legalize hemp. The bill will be up for a full floor vote on Wednesday, where it’s expected to easily pass.

The measure was initially appointed to the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, where it was approved 17-2.

Federal lawmakers are currently discussing bipartisan legislation to end our federal hemp prohibition, allowing states like New Hampshire to grow industrial hemp if they so choose.

Earlier this week, a House committee in New Hampshire also approved a bill which would legalize medical cannabis.

– TheJointBlog

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