New Hampshire’s House of Representatives have moved forward with House Bill 153, 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.