New Hampshire House Votes To Give Senate ‘Another Chance’ At Passing Marijuana Legalization

New Hampshire House Votes To Give Senate ‘Another Chance’ At Passing Marijuana Legalization
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The New Hampshire House of Representatives isn’t giving up on marijuana legalization just yet, with members taking a new approach to reform after the Senate defeated two cannabis bills last week. While the Senate voted against separate proposals to legalize marijuana home cultivation and create a state-run cannabis market, the House wants to give the chamber “another chance” to enact the policy change. To do that, members adopted an amendment to an unrelated Senate-passed bill to include the non-commercial legalization proposal. Advocates are skeptical that the maneuver will work, but they support the strategy of continuing to put additional pressure on the Senate to hold members accountable. On Wednesday, the House adopted the amendment to attach the text of cannabis bill HB 629 to SB 299, legislation that deals with criminal justice reform that already cleared the Senate. The body then approved the bill as amended on a voice vote.

“Frankly, if you’re like me and you’re tired of hearing about cannabis bills, let’s send this one more time and be done with it,” Rep. Terry Roy (R) said on the floor on Wednesday. “This term, all of us on both sides have put a lot of work into bills and where we convinced the majority of 400 people [in the House] to pass a bill only to have it die for no apparent reason [in the Senate],” he said. “So we’re going to send it again to give them another chance. This bill passed by two to one majority in this House.” Rep. Carol McGuire (R) is the sponsor of HB 629, which moved through the House and also advanced through the Senate Judiciary Committee with an ought to pass recommendation last month before being rejected on the floor. The Senate now has three options with respect…

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