July 19, 2017

Republican state of New Hampshire decriminalizes marijuana

The Hill - New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu (R) has signed a new law decriminalizing marijuana, making the Granite State the 22nd in the nation to eliminate the possibility of jail time for those convicted of simple possession.

The measure passed the Republican-led legislature with huge majorities in May and June. When it takes effect in about two months, the new law will reduce fines for possession of up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana from $2,000 to just $100 for a first or second offense.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suspect a lot of states can't afford to lock up non-violent offenders anymore, and decriminalizing cannabis is an easy way to save money.