House Bill 1610 is sponsored by Reps. Michael Sylvia (R-Belknap) and Robert Hull (R-Grafton). Under the bill, adults 21 and older would be allowed to possess 2 ounces of cannabis, grow no more than six plants (three of which may be mature at one time), and gift up to an ounce to another adult. Retail sales would not be legalized under the bill, making it similar to the law Washington D.C. has passed.
Rep. Michael Brewster (R-Merrimack) sponsored House Bill 1675, which would allow adults 18 and older possession of up to 2.2 pounds of cannabis and six plants. Retail sales would be legal and subject to a $30/ounce excise tax.
Finally, House Bill 1694 would legalize possession of up to an ounce, as well as six plants, for adults 21 and older. Retail sales would be legalized and subject to a 15% sales tax. The bill would also authorize the industrial cultivation of hemp in the state. HB 1694 is sponsored by Reps. Geoffrey Hirsch (D-Merrimack), Joseph Lachance (R-Hillsborough), John O’Connor (R-Rockingham) and Mario Ratzki (D-Merrimack).