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Responsible Cannabis Policy

TAKE ACTIONResponsible Cannabis Policy

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If New Hampshire moves in the direction of legalizing recreational cannabis through a commercial model, it is imperative to get the policy right from the start.

Optimal cannabis commercialization policy for our state must utilize the best available scientific evidence to reduce public harm, limit youth and problematic use, and purposefully advance social justice and equity in the state. 

About the Bill

HB 1633, as amended by the House Finance Committee, which is the only bill in the legislature this year attempting to legalize cannabis for adult use, falls short of meeting the Principles for Responsible Cannabis Commercialization. 

The bill does not go far enough in protecting Granite Staters from the harms of cannabis. In its current form, the bill does not provide any funding to reduce the harms of legalizing another addictive product. More money needs to be dedicated to mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery.

Take Action

Sign in to Oppose (by midnight on 4/25)

  1. Go to the Senate Remote Sign-In Sheet on the GenCourt website. 
  2. Select the date: April 25
  3. Select the committee: Senate Judiciary
  4. Choose the bill number: HB 1633
  5. Select "I am: a member of the public" unless one of the other labels is appropriate to you. 
  6. Fill in "I'm Representing: Myself" unless you are approved to represent another entity (i.e. your workplace or an organization).
  7. Select "I OPPOSE this bill." 
  8. "Continue" to fill in your personal information, then click continue again.

Email the Senate Judiciary Committee

Principles for Responsible Cannabis Policy

A document listing the Principles, which include: #1 - Protect Children and Youth, #2 Promote Social Justice and Opportunities for Equity, #3 - Protect Public and Population Health, and #4 Ensure Appropriate Funding from Cannabis Revenue is Directed to Efforts to Reduce Harms

Bill Status

The House of Representatives passed a version of HB 1633 that falls short of meeting the Principles for Responsible Cannabis Policy and Regulation, and does not provide any funding to reduce the harms of legalizing another addictive product. More money needs to be dedicated to mental health and substance use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery. 

The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a public hearing on HB 1633 on Thursday, April 25 at 1:45 pm at the State House in Room 100. Sign in to oppose the bill in its current form, and email the Senate Judiciary Committee asking them to amend the bill to include funding for prevention, treatment, and recovery programming. 

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