New Hampshire lawmakers superior a bipartisan invoice to legalize adult-use hashish within the state.
The New Hampshire Home of Representatives – the most important state Legislature within the nation – voted 272-109 on Thursday to move HB 639.
The invoice now heads to the state Senate, which killed a legalization proposal a 12 months in the past.
If handed, the measure would legalize as much as 4 ounces of leisure marijuana for adults 21 and older and tax regulated gross sales at 12.5%.
It’s not instantly clear what the Senate plans to do.
Nevertheless, Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has mentioned he doesn’t anticipate state lawmakers to ship a legalization invoice to his desk.
New Hampshire is the one New England state that hasn’t legalized adult-use gross sales.
There are authorized markets in bordering Maine and Massachusetts, each of which legalized leisure hashish in 2016 through poll initiatives.
There is no such thing as a voter initiative course of in New Hampshire, which legalized medical marijuana in 2013.
After regular progress, enrollment within the state’s MMJ program stalled after adult-use markets in Maine and Massachusetts opened.