New Hampshire

Thu
15
Aug

New Hampshire Governor vetoes medical marijuana home growing

Earlier this month, New Hampshire Governor John Sununu vetoed a bill that would have allowed qualified medical marijuana patients to grow up to six plants in their home for medicinal use.

“This bill would bypass those public health and safety guardrails and make the job of law enforcement significantly more difficult,” Sununu said in a statement. “Furthermore, it could serve to undermine the protections we have built within the Alternative Treatment Center system by making those facilities less sustainable.”

Tue
16
Jul

New Hampshire: Governor signs marijuana annulment measure

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has signed legislation into law establishing procedures permitting those with prior, low-level marijuana convictions to petition the court to have their convictions annulled.

House Bill 399 provides an opportunity for those convicted of offenses involving the possession of three-quarters of one ounce of cannabis or less to seek an annulment. If the prosecuting attorney does not object to the request within ten days, the petition will be granted.

The new law takes effect on January 1, 2020.

Mon
03
Jun

New Hampshire Senate delays sction on marijuana legalization Bill

Throughout much of this year, New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering a bill to legalize recreational weed. But now, after some initial successes, the bill has now stalled out. Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate referred the bill back to the Judiciary Committee and voted to delay any further consideration of a recreational bill until December or early 2020.

 

Recreational Bill Stalls in the Senate

After receiving a House-approved recreational bill earlier this year, the New Hampshire Senate did not debate the piece of legislation yesterday. Instead, Senate lawmakers sent the bill back to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration.

Wed
22
May

New Hampshire Lawmakers advance home cultivation legislation

Members of the House and Senate have approved versions of House Bill 364, which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. The Governor has not publicly commented on the bill, but has previously spoken out against broader legalization efforts.

Mon
20
May

Cannabis legalization stalls in New England

After making progress on marijuana reform, the legalization movement has stalled in two New England states, writes Calvin Hughes.

Cannabis became legal in Vermont last July, but state lawmakers did not put a regulated market for marijuana in place at that time. So while adults in Vermont can possess, grow and consume cannabis, they can't buy it legally.

Fri
03
May

New Hampshire Senate approves medical marijuana home cultivation Bill

The New Hampshire state Senate approved a bill on Thursday that would allow medical marijuana patients to cultivate cannabis at home. The measure, House Bill 364, was approved by a vote of 14-10. Under the measure, patients registered in the state’s medical marijuana program would be allowed to possess up to three mature cannabis plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings.

The 7,000 registered medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire are currently restricted to obtaining cannabis from one of four Alternative Treatment Centers, driving up the price and causing some patients to turn to dangerous options instead, according to Democratic Sen. Tom Sherman.

Thu
25
Apr

New Hampshire Senate considering recreational cannabis legalization Bill

Lawmakers in New Hampshire are continuing to work on a new piece of legislation that could legalize recreational weed.

Earlier this month, the bill cleared the New Hampshire House of Representatives. Now, it’s working its way through the Senate.

Most recently, the bill moved to the state’s Senate Judiciary Committee. That group is now considering whether or not to continue advancing the bill.

Will New Hampshire Legalize Recreational Cannabis?

The bill currently being looked at by the Senate Judiciary Committee would introduce a number of big changes to New Hampshire’s cannabis laws.

Tue
09
Apr

New Hampshire House passes cannabis legalization Bill

Lawmakers in the New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill last Thursday that would legalize the recreational use and sale of marijuana. Representatives voted to pass the measure, House Bill 481, by a margin of 200-163 after being approved by the Ways and Means Committee in late March.

Fri
29
Mar

New Hampshire House Committee approves marijuana legalization Bill

A New Hampshire House of Representatives committee approved a bill on Wednesday that would legalize the use of cannabis by adults. The House Ways and Means Committee voted 14-6 to recommend passage of the measure, House Bill 481. The full House voted 209-147 on February 27 to approve the bill but referred it back to the committee for further consideration of the tax and regulatory structure. The House must approve the measure again before an April 4 deadline to be considered in the state Senate.

Tue
12
Mar

New Hampshire House passes Bill to allow home-grown medical cannabis

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill last week that would allow medical marijuana patients to grow cannabis at home. Currently, the more than 7,000 registered medical marijuana patients in New Hampshire must travel to one of four dispensaries in the state to obtain their medicine. Under provisions of the measure, House Bill 364, which was passed by representatives on Thursday, patients or caregivers would be allowed to grow up to three mature cannabis plants, three immature plants, and 12 seedlings.

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