I received the following alert out of New Hampshire today:
On January 3, the New Hampshire House is expected to vote on HB 656, a bill that would make marijuana legal for use by adults 21 and older. Although the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee has recommended against the bill’s passage, our allies have prepared an amendment that we believe has a good chance on the House floor. The amendment would remove taxes and regulations from the bill, in part because a study commission is currently considering those issues. Instead, it would simply allow adults to grow and possess small amounts of marijuana for their own use.
If the House votes to overturn the committee’s negative recommendation, it will be expected to vote on the amendment next. You can read the amendment here — it would allow adults to cultivate six plants, three of which could be mature. It would also legalize possession of three-quarters of an ounce, and marijuana in excess of that amount would be legal as long as it is stored along with the plants that produced it.
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project