Governor Chris Sununu says he’s on board with marijuana decriminalization. He’s hoping that 2017 will be the year that it happens in New Hampshire. Lawmakers, however, are on board with police who aren’t so crazy about the current decriminalization bill. It’s likely that a few changes will take place before the measure makes it to the governor’s desk.
Police chiefs and lawmakers both want the current legislation watered down before they’ll support it, according to WMWV Radio. The biggest argument is about how much a person can possess before it’s considered a crime. Also to be determined is the degree of discretion that officers should use before arresting someone for simple possession.
Advocates argue that with Maine and Massachusetts both having legalized recreational marijuana, criminalizing possession in their state doesn’t make sense.
Further debates regarding decriminalization will be held in the near future in New Hampshire.