NH marijuana legalization up for vote in HousePosted by On

Marijuana plants at Prime ATC (now GraniteLeaf Cannabis) in Peterborough. Although cannabis is legal in New Hampshire for medicinal use, the state has not legalized its use recreationally.

A big test of this year’s attempt to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire is set for Thursday when the state House of Representatives takes up a bipartisan bill that would allow adults to buy cannabis at 15 retail stores.

In 2017, the state reduced penalties for possessing small quantities. But the Granite State is alone in New England in not fully legalizing it for purchase by adults.

Rep. Anita Burroughs, D-Glen, said in a statement that under House Bill 1633, marijuana would be tested for purity and labeled for THC content prior to sale, which she said would protect and inform consumers. THC is the active ingredient in marijuana. 

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