It’s Official: NH Governor Signs Cannabis Decriminalization!

Darryl W Perry Cannabis Torch 2016

Libertarian Party of NH Chairman Darryl W Perry Takes a Rip

After it passed with veto-proof margins for the first time in New Hampshire’s history, cannabis decriminalization was signed today by new NH republican governor Chris Sununu.

Marijuana decrim is the latest feather in the cap of the NH Freedom Migration that has been tipping the political scales of the state in favor of more liberty. This year alone, there have been multiple political wins, from multiple elected state representatives flipping to the Libertarian Party of NH, to the constitutional carry bill passing, the bitcoin/cryptocurrency protection bill, and even legalizing firecrackers!

This isn’t the best decrim bill possible, but it’s a big step in the right direction for the Live Free or Die state. Police have sixty days before the bill goes into effect to arrest as many users as possible, because after sixty days, they’re only allowed to ticket for cannabis possession. HB 640 eliminates criminal penalties for the possession of up to 3/4 of an ounce of cannabis and/or up to five grams of hashish for those age 18 or older. Under the new law, first time offenders will receive a civil violation punishable by a $100 fine. Unfortunately, if the person is caught three times in three years, then the fourth ticketing would be a class B misdemeanor, but the person still cannot be arrested. The first offense is fined at $100, but subsequent offenses within that three year period would be $300 each.

New Hampshire Loves Bitcoin and Cannabis!

New Hampshire Loves Bitcoin and Cannabis!

Hopefully, after a year of this decrim, the state reps and senators will see that the world in NH has not turned into a satanic hellscape, and we’ll see further decriminalization in the future, right down to the total elimination of all penalties for possession, growing, or sale of any amount of cannabis. Ideally, New Hampshire, if it were truly a free place, would have no regulatory or taxation structure around the cannabis plant at all. If that miraculously happened, the cannabis industry would explode in the Shire and we’d all be better off for it.

If you like that vision and you’re a libertarian, voluntarist, or liberty-loving anarchist, we need you here to help make NH the best state for cannabis freedom. Sure, other states have legalization, but there’s an insane amount of regulation and tax around the industry. What if NH could be the one state without that legal garbage? It could happen if you were here to help. We need more people to move here and join the most successful freedom migration in the world. Here are 101 reasons why you should.

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11 Comments

  1. I would like to see some bare-bones regulations like the need to label the THC and/or CBC content of the products you were selling.

  2. You need a home cultivation bill.

  3. @BrandonLyon, here’s a tip for you. If you want a label that tells the THC and/or CBC (CBD) content, you need to ask the person selling it to provide that for you.

    Sadly, though, I’m thinking any bill that allows sale will beg some group of bureaucrats to write the kind of rules for which you’re asking. That’s exactly the kind of bullshit they did here in Colorado. Amazingly, though, we can keep all we grow at home, and we can give it away. Selling is commerce, and that’s not allowed, LOL. Limits to how many live plants (6 total, 3 flowering) we can have, too. Still one of the best laws in the country, though I didn’t vote for it because voting for it would be voting for regulation (did not vote against it.)

  4. It took long enough to get to here, but glad it finally did. Now we just have to continue working to get it fully legalized, and it is going to take a lot of working to get it there, but we can’t give up till it happens. Congratulations to us.

  5. Is distribution of any kind is still a felony?

  6. You can still be arrested for having over the amount allowed and there will be tons of hurdles to go through before everything goes into effect.

  7. lucky thing they chopped off that 1/4 of a ounce…boy… that saved us all …fuck…such is the follies of the whatevers

  8. This goes into effect in 59 days?

  9. I don’t smoke, drink, or anything, but this is awesome. I’m blown by the number of people moving here. I wish I wasn’t away at the moment (short trip out of state). It’s so exciting to see the state turn from a typical draconian hell hole into one that respects (at some level) our moral right to be be free and do as we please so long as we’re not harming others (involuntarily anyway). I can’t wait to see what we can accomplish in the coming years.

  10. As long as you give the State some money you will no longer burn in hell for possessing a few grams of weed. What’s next, adults bedtime is moved to 10 o’clock on a school night? Hooray!

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