New Hampshire: Inside the Plan to Legalize Pot in 2020

New Hampshire: Inside the Plan to Legalize Pot in 2020

New Hampshire has long been a battleground to for marijuana reform. Over the past 12 years, New Hampshire activists have pushed the state to legalize medical marijuana and to decriminalize personal possession. In both cases, New Hampshire was the last state in New England to pass such laws. And now, as New Hampshire advocates have worked to push the issue of full cannabis legalization, they’ve seen major reforms in every bordering state: Maine, Massachusetts and Vermont. You could even include the 58 miles of the U.S. border they share with Canada and say they’re surrounded on all sides by legal pot. One of the people that has been leading the charge in New Hampshire since 2007 is Matt Simon, who currently serves as the New England Political Director for the Washington, D.C.-based Marijuana Policy Project. “We can’t have New Hampshire being an island of prohibition in a sea of freedom,” Simon told Cannabis Now. “Every year it gets easier in New Hampshire. A big part of that is the progress nationally — both in the discourse nationally and the media — but certainly what the states around us are doing.” Simon said Colorado and Washington’s pioneering cannabis legalization efforts gave the movement more credibility, since it was happening somewhere. “Some…

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