Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Hampshire

  • by Erik Altieri, NORML Communications Director January 29, 2013

    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.

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    44 Responses to “Marijuana Legalization Bill Introduced in New Hampshire”

    1. anonymous says:

      When Lord?When can we finally live free to enjoy the fruit of ur seed.In the live free or die state.

    2. bowlan says:

      i have to say if that bill makes it threw it will salve a lot of financial hardships for people in new hampshire. licence as a grower.

    3. Anonymous says:

      Live free or die

    4. Sean says:

      Live free or die New Hampshire. If you legalize marijuana then you deserve to live free. But if not…..

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