May 172016
 May 17, 2016

new hampshire medical marijuanaI received the following alert out of New Hampshire:

The New Hampshire Senate will have one last chance to reduce marijuana possession penalties before this year’s legislative session ends. On Thursday, the Senate will vote on SB 498, which has been amended by the House to decriminalize possession of one-quarter ounce or less of marijuana for first offenses.

This compromise bill is far from perfect, but even in this modest form it would prevent many Granite Staters from being arrested and hauled into court for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Please take a few minutes to find out how your senator voted on the previous decriminalization bill — then, call your senator and Gov. Maggie Hassan and urge them to support this compromise. If you only have a minute to spare, please click here to send your senator a quick email.

Please also share this message with your family and friends.

Sincerely,

Matt Simon
New England Political Director
Marijuana Policy Project

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  3 Responses to “New Hampshire Senate Will Vote On Decriminalization Bill On Thursday”

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    Under a quarter ounce? Really?

    I’ll wager that the average bust in the Granite state was around 1/2 ounce so this is feel good legislation but will reduce only the pettiest of possession arrests.

    Just like the crap about 16% limit on THC products in Colorado, the AVERAGE testing results for Colorado is 17.3%, only allow well under the average and eliminate most of the program.

    I Hate Haters!

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    This bill may stand a better chance because it’s a lesser form of decriminalization and it isn’t technically called a decriminalization. I read that there was more support from law enforcement for this one because it doesn’t send the message that “its okay to smoke marijuana now” (as if that were ever the point). If this doesn’t pass, I’m gonna say that the NH Senate is devoid of logic and reason, and is probably mentally deficient. There was an actual decriminalization bill last month, but yet again, it failed. http://www.concordmonitor.com/Marijuana-decriminalization-new-hampshire-senate-state-house-republicans-democrats-1672749

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    This bill may stand a better chance because it’s a lesser form of
    decriminalization and it isn’t technically called a decriminalization. I
    read that there was more support from law enforcement for this one
    because it doesn’t send the message that “its okay to smoke marijuana
    now” (as if that were ever the point). If this doesn’t pass, I’m gonna
    say that the NH Senate is devoid of logic and reason, and is probably
    mentally deficient. There was an actual decriminalization bill last
    month, but yet again, it failed.

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