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N.H. Lawmakers To Debate Marijuana, Food Stamps

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New Hampshire lawmakers will hear testimony this week on bills on marijuana policy, the state’s business taxes and eligibility for food stamps.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would decriminalize up to a half an ounce of marijuana, as well as a proposal to create a study committee on a pathway for legalization.

A similar decriminalization measure has already passed the House.

Lawmakers will also debate a bill that would tighten eligibility requirements for food stamps. Advocates say roughly 17,000 families could be affected by this change. 

There’s also a measure to cut the rate of the state’s business profits tax – something Governor Chris Sununu has said he's open to.

And there's a bill to increase funding for affordable housing, which those in the substance abuse community say is sorely needed. 

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