Jan 26, 2016 11:10 AM

NH lawmakers consider decriminalizing possession of half ounce or less of marijuana

CONCORD - Lawmakers are considering a bill to decriminalize possession of small quantities of marijuana, an action already taken by all other New England states.

According to N.H. Public Radio, the N.H. proposal calls for making possession of up to half an ounce a violation with a fine of no more than $100 for a first offense.

Any amount over half an ounce would remain a criminal offense.

A similar bill passed the House last year, but was tabled in the Senate.

A University of New Hampshire survey last year found 72 percent of Granite Staters support marijuana decriminalization.

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