N.H. governor expected to sign bill decriminalizing marijuana
New Hampshire is slated to decriminalize marijuana possession within a matter of months after the state House approved legislation Thursday reducing penalties for individuals caught with small amounts of pot.
The state House passed the decriminalization measure by a voice vote Thursday sans debate, sending the bill to Gov. Chris Sununu’s desk to be signed into law. Mr. Sununu, a Republican, said earlier this month that he plans to approve the measure.
New Hampshire is already one of 29 states in the nation where doctors can recommend marijuana to patients diagnosed with certain medical conditions. Another eight states and the nation’s capital have legalized the recreational use of marijuana, notwithstanding the federal government’s prohibition on pot.