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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Gov. Chris Sununu Signs New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law

Gov. Chris Sununu Signs New Hampshire Marijuana Decriminalization Bill Into Law

HB 640 will take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation - and the last of the New England states - to eliminate the possibility of jail time for simple marijuana possession

Statements below from MPP's New Hampshire-based New England political director, Matt Simon


CONCORD, N.H. - July 19, 2017 (Investorideas.com Newswire) Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law Tuesday that will decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire. It will officially take effect in 60 days, making New Hampshire the 22nd state in the nation - and the last of the New England states - to eliminate the possibility of jail time for simple marijuana possession.
"The governor deserves credit for his steadfast support of this commonsense reform," said Matt Simon, the Manchester-based New England political director for the Marijuana Policy Project. "Unlike his predecessors, who opposed similar proposals, Gov. Sununu appears to understand that ‘Live Free or Die' is more than just a motto on a license plate.




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