New Hampshire's House Passes Decriminalization Bill

Concord, N.H. - Legislation that would decriminalize marijuana in the state of New Hampshire will be heading to Governor Chris Sununu’s desk. 

House lawmakers passed the measure on Thursday which if signed by Governor will make possession of up to three quarters of an ounce by someone 18 years and older punishable by a $100 fine for the first and second offense. 

The bill says a third offense with in three years would be up to a $300 fine. Folks would get a misdemeanor charge for a fourth offense. 

The bill would forbid police officers from arresting anyone for a marijuana possession violation. 

All money collected from the fines will be used in New Hampshire’s state fund to pay for services to combat alcohol and substance abuse.

The governor’s office says Sununu is expected to sign the bill in the next couple of weeks.   


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