New Hampshire was the 19th US state to legalize medical marijuana in 2013 with the signing of, “An Act relative to the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes,” or HB573. There are now four Alternative Treatment Centers active in the state (the maximum allowed under HB573).
Recreational or “adult-use” marijuana is illegal in the New Hampshire. A 2020 bill to legalize cannabis (without creating a system tax-and-regulate system for sales, similar to Vermont’s model) has been by passed by the state’s House of Representatives in 2020 (HB 1648), and now will head to the Senate and Governor for further approval or denial. Despite not legal cannabis yet, small amounts have been decriminalized for possession, punishable by up to a $100 fine for a first offense.