Cannabis Advocates are Calling Out New Hampshire’s Proposed Legalization Research Committee

A piece of legislation making its way through New Hampshire’s state government is causing riffs in the State Senate and House of Representatives over who will lead a commission tasked with deciding the fate of legal weed in the Granite State.

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, House Bill 215 began as a piece of legislation aimed at establishing a bipartisan, wide-spectrum exploratory committee to investigate the regulations, tax benefits, and potential issues the state could see in a future with recreational cannabis legalization. Since then, the bill has gone through State Senate changes that removed the committee’s pro-pot members, leading New Hampshire’s cannabis advocates and lawmakers to call on Governor Chris Sununu to veto the bill they once championed.

“The commission envisioned by the final bill includes numerous vocal opponents, such as the Association of Chiefs of Police and New Futures,

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