N.H. House Cannabis Bills and Constitutional Amendments for 2022
This document was created by the New Hampshire Coalition for Common Sense Marijuana Policy.
The following cannabis policy bills and constitutional amendment proposals have been scheduled for public hearings in the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee (Legislative Office Building Room 204) on Thursday, January 20 and Friday, January 21. These will be in person, mask-optional hearings with no remote option.
HB 1400 – prohibiting law enforcement from using the scent of cannabis as probable cause for a search (Bouldin), public hearing 1/21 @ 1:45 p.m.
HB 1348 – legalizing possession and home cultivation for adults 21 and older (Egan), public hearing 1/20 @ noon
This bill would eliminate penalties for possessing of up to one ounce of cannabis, 5g of hashish, and six cannabis plants (two of which may be mature) for adults 21 and older. It would not establish a regulated market.
HB 1598 – legalizing possession for adults 21 and older and establishing a state monopoly on the sale of cannabis (Abbas), public hearing 1/20 @ 9:30 a.m.
This bill would establish a regulated market for cannabis that would be run by the state liquor commission. Licensed businesses would produce and manufacture cannabis, which could only be sold in state-run stores. The bill would not legalize home cultivation of cannabis.
If one of the following “Constitutional Amendment Concurrent Resolutions” receives 60% support in both the House and Senate, it will appear on the ballot in November 2022. Amending the Constitution requires two-thirds majority support from voters.