Throughout much of this year, New Hampshire lawmakers have been considering a bill to legalize recreational weed. But now, after some initial successes, the bill has now stalled out. Yesterday, the New Hampshire Senate referred the bill back to the Judiciary Committee and voted to delay any further consideration of a recreational bill until December or early 2020.
Recreational Bill Stalls in the Senate
After receiving a House-approved recreational bill earlier this year, the New Hampshire Senate did not debate the piece of legislation yesterday. Instead, Senate lawmakers sent the bill back to the Judiciary Committee for further consideration.
As a result, legalization in 2019 is all but off the table for the Granite State. As per the Associated Press, there is technically a chance that lawmakers could return to the issue in December of this year.
But New Hampshire Public Radio clarified that the Senate’s vote more realistically means that nothing will happen on the recreational front until 2020.
“Although we may disagree on whether the prohibition of marijuana has been a success, or whether we should remain an island within New England, we all agree that this decision cannot be made lightly and without further consideration,” Senator Martha