New Hampshire House Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill
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New Hampshire House Approves Adult-Use Cannabis Legalization Bill

Similar legislation cleared the House in 2020 but ultimately stalled in the Senate.

January 7, 2022

The New Hampshire House approved an adult-use cannabis legalization bill Jan. 6, according to an AP News report, after similar legislation cleared the House in 2020 but ultimately stalled in the Senate.

The bill, which now returns to the Senate for consideration, would allow adults to possess up to three-fourths of an ounce of cannabis and cultivate up to six plants at home, AP News reported.

Cannabis could be traded or given away under the legislation, but not sold, according to the news outlet.

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A broader bill in 2019 would have created a regulated and taxed retail market for adult-use sales, but that legislation also died in the Senate, AP News reported.

While New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu opposes adult-use legalization, the latest bill approved by the House passed with five votes more than needed for a veto-proof majority, according to the news outlet.