NORML is pleased to announce that House Bill 1652 which seeks to “regulate the purchase and use of marijuana” for adults has been pre-filed for the 2010 legislative session, and has been assigned before the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. On Wednesday, January 20th, members of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee will hear testimony in favor of HB 1652 at 2pm.
As filed, HB1652 “allows [for] the purchase and use of marijuana by adults (age 21 or older), regulates the purchase and use of marijuana, and imposes taxes on the wholesale and retail sale of marijuana.” Personal possession of up to one ounce of cannabis and/or non-commercial cultivation of up to three marijuana plants would not be subject to tax and regulation under this act. You can read the full text of the measure here.
This measure will be the first ever legislation ever introduced in New Hampshire seeking to regulate the adult use and production of marijuana. Please show your support for this measure by contacting your New Hampshire House members and urging them to support HB 1652. If your representative sits on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee, then it is especially important that you contact him or her today. For your convenience, a pre-written letter will be e-mailed to your state elected officials when you enter your contact information below.
Thank you for supporting NORML’s marijuana law reform efforts in New Hampshire.