State Monopoly Cannabis Bill Rejected

It now appears certain that the state monopoly cannabis legalization bill will not pass in 2022. On Wednesday, April 20, the N.H. Senate Ways and Means Committee unanimously voted against HB 1598. The bill will still receive a vote in the full Senate, but it is very unlikely to pass in light of this rejection by the committee.

If you’d like to read more about the Senate vote on HB 1598, check out this article.

In other news, the Senate postponed a vote that had been scheduled for another cannabis legalization bill. HB 629 was supposed to receive a vote on Thursday, April 21, after being approved in a 3-2 vote by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The vote on this bill, which would simply legalize possession and limited home cultivation, will be rescheduled for another day.

If you haven’t already contacted your senator about HB 629, please look them up here and ask them to vote in favor!

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