Marijuana Legalization Bill Passes in New Hampshire

February 21st, 2020, Adult-use, Cannabis Law, Cultivation

On February 20, the New Hampshire House approved a bill that would permit adults to possess up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis and cultivate up to six cannabis plants. 

Last year, the House passed a more sweeping bill for cannabis legalization, which eventually died in the Senate.  According to Rep. Renny Cushing, a co-sponsor of the new bill, this year is different because the legislators approved the bill by a veto-proof majority. 

As proposed, the bill would not establish a commercial market for adult use cannabis like in Massachusetts or Maine.  Instead, the model would be similar to the current status of legalization in Vermont. 

Governor Chris Sununu remains opposed to legalizing cannabis for adult use.