I feel compelled to ask them: Are you on drugs...?!?
HB1631, "relative to penalties for possession of marijuana," a concept -- decriminalization, a mere ramping down of criminal penalties for possession of a plant while harming no one -- again passed recently by the (Republican, notably -- and still the first legislative body in the country ever to pass 'legalization', btw) NH (where, too, a recent poll found 62% support even for full legalization) House, is again sent to the Senate (where it's ultimately died the 6 previous times since 2008 -- many hearings of which can be found here) Judiciary Committee, 4/5/2016.
It has invariably been torpedoed in the past by (generally the mere threat of) a "Democratic" (uh-huh) governor's veto and an all too reliably accommodating Senate -- "honor among thieves," or "professional courtesy," or something. Will they finally recognize that they're the very last recalcitrant police-state authoritarian Drug-Warrior holdouts in New England, and that they do not represent the will of the people -- to say nothing of the liberty spirit of their authorizing charters? Hey, give 'em a shout and ask 'em...
- Email - N.H.: Senate will hold public hearing TOMORROW on decriminalization bill - Marijuana Policy Project
- New Hampshire Senators Consider Marijuana Decriminalization | Marijuana
- Concord Monitor - Will N.H. become next state to decriminalize marijuana?
- Pot decriminalization opponents speak out against bill | New Hampshire
- Concord Monitor - Editorial: State should decriminalize marijuana
- Committee recommends killing pot bill | New Hampshire (4/13/2016)
- Concord Monitor - Where is the outrage for Jeffrey Pendleton? (4/14/2016)
- Concord Monitor - Marijuana decriminalization effort fails in Senate (4/21/2016)