New Hampshire Senate Committee Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Home Grow In Historic First For The State

New Hampshire Senate Committee Approves Bill To Legalize Marijuana Home Grow In Historic First For The State
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A New Hampshire Senate committee on Thursday took a historic step by approving a House-passed bill to legalizing marijuana possession and cultivation for adults 21 and older. This marks the first time that a cannabis legalization bill has moved through a Senate panel. While the House has advanced a number of reform proposals over the past several sessions—including a separate bill this year to create a regulated, state-run marijuana market—the Senate has long posed a serious obstacle on the issue. Now the Senate Judiciary Committee has passed the bipartisan non-commercial legalization bill from Rep. Carol McGuire (R) in 3-2 vote. It next heads to the Senate floor. There was light discussion about the proposal prior to the panel’s vote. Sen. Rebecca Whitley (D) said that “we have learned a lot from the past 40 years and the so-called ‘war on drugs,’ and I think the reality is that it’s been shown that the war on marijuana in particular…doesn’t keep us safe and can often waste taxpayer dollars and, in many cases, it can really ruin people’s lives.” Members opposed to the reform proposal said they worried about the “optics” of legalization, arguing that it will send the wrong message to young people. Here’s what McGuire’s non-commercial marijuana legalization bill would do:  Adults 21 and older could possess up to three-fourths of an ounce of cannabis for personal use. They could further grow up to six plants—only three of which could be mature—in a secure location out of sight from other properties. Cannabis gifting of up to three-fourths of an ounces of marijuana or up to three immature plants would be permitted between adults 21 and older. Processing marijuana into cannabis-infused products, including edibles and tinctures, would be permitted as well. Public consumption would be prohibited and carry a civil penalty…

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