New Hampshire lawmakers have introduced legislation to legalize adult-use cannabis. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Tim Egan, would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for personal use, as well as the home cultivation of up to three mature plants, according to a WCAX report. “At the end of the day, if it does become a business—and it should—states like New Hampshire, who have struggled to find revenue for education or mental health care, can say, in our taxation of cannabis, a percentage for that is going to go for these issues,” Egan told the news outlet. Legalization has bipartisan support in the Legislature due to the economic benefits of a commercial cannabis market, Egan added, and a study by the University of New Hampshire has revealed that 75% of residents support adult-use legalization, WCAX reported. Republican Gov. Chris Sununu has historically opposed legalization.

Melissa Schiller, Cannabis Business Times, 11/01/2021 10:51:00

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