New Hampshire: Marijuana Decriminalization Measure Signed Into Law | NORML Blog, Marijuana Law Reform

Republican Gov. Chris Sununu signed legislation today decriminalizing minor marijuana possession offenses.House Bill 640, which takes effect in 60 days, eliminates criminal penalties for the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis and/or up to five grams of hashish for those age 18 or older. Under the new law, first time offenders will receive a civil violation punishable by a $100 fine.Presently, first-time marijuana possession is punishable by up to one year in prison, a potential $2,000 fine, and a criminal record.

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