N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

Mar 12, 2014

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The New Hampshire House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

House lawmakers voted 215-92 to pass the measure, which would make it a violation to possess small amounts of the drug.

Currently, possessing any amount of the drug is a misdemeanor.

The legislation would also reduce the penalty for cultivation of up to six plants from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The bill now moves to the Senate.