Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Hampshire

A group of five bipartisan lawmakers have introduced legislation to make New Hampshire the third state to legalize and regulate the adult use of marijuana.

House Bill 492 legalizes the possession of up to an ounce or less of marijuana and the private cultivation of a limited number of marijuana plants for adults 21 years of age and older. HB 492 would also allow for licensed commercial cultivation and sale of marijuana. Full text of this measure can be read here.

Polling conducted in January of 2013 by Public Policy Polling reported that 53% of New Hampshire voters support changing state law to regulate and tax marijuana similarly to alcohol, only 37% were opposed.

Including New Hampshire, there is now a total of six states considering legislation to fully legalize marijuana. It is imperative that your elected officials hear from you in support of this measure. If you live in one of the six states (Hawaii, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont) considering the legalization of marijuana for all adults, you can click on the appropriate link below and go directly to your state’s action alert. You can also click here to see if your state is considering any legislation pertaining to marijuana law reform.

Tell Your Elected Officials to Support Marijuana Legalization!

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  • cohara1103

    To all state lawmakers legalize cannabis with your regulations or we the voters will do it for you……and you will not like it……

  • Message from a 48 year old Floridian that is planning on a new home in NH. Please DO NOT pass this bill and don’t listen to the threats from the liberals. Do what is right and what is moral. Bttom line is Marijuana is a drug and does not create a safe or wholesome environment for children. NH is a safe place, let’s keep it that way. Drugs as with alchohol brings social troubles which will bring crime. Keep NH safe! Please do not pass this bill. I beg you, please do the right thing.


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