New Hampshire General Election 2020 — House of Representatives
It is not feasible for MPP to produce a voter guide for New Hampshire's 400-member House of Representatives. Fortunately, the House already strongly supports cannabis legalization, so it makes sense for us to focus most of our attention on state Senate races.
It’s still a good idea to get to know your state representatives and the candidates who are running against them. To see how your incumbent state representative(s) voted on cannabis policy, find out who they are here and check their votes in the roll calls below.
Before you cast your vote, consider reaching out to the other candidates for House of Representatives in your district to ask them if they support legalizing and regulating cannabis for adults 21 and older in New Hampshire and allowing adults to discreetly grow their own cannabis for personal use in New Hampshire.
2020 — HB 1648, legalization of possession and limited cultivation for adults with no legal sales, regulations, or taxes; passed the House 236-112 on February 20, 2020 (roll call)
2019 — HB 481, legalization for adults 21 and older with legal, regulated sales and taxes; passed the House 209-147 on February 27, 2019 and again in a 200-163 vote on April 4, 2019 (roll calls)
2019 — HB 364, medical cannabis home cultivation (for registered patients and caregivers); passed the House in a voice vote in 2019 and passed the Senate on May 2, 2019, but was VETOED by Gov. Chris Sununu. In October 2019, the House voted 259-120 to override the veto, but the Senate vote was 13-11, three votes short of the required two-thirds supermajority. (roll calls)
2018 — HB 656, legalization, regulation and taxation; passed the House 207-139 after an 183-162 vote to overturn a negative committee recommendation; later sent to “interim study” by the House in a 153-135 vote.