Although the House had approved a bill earlier this year that would have reportedly permitted adult possession of up to three quarters of an ounce of the marijuana and home cultivation of up to six plants, it appears that the state’s senate is not as enthusiastic about the measure — rather, it opposed the bill.
The state’s senate committees have taken actions against bill, according to a report by New Hampshire Public Radio. According to a news report by the Concord Monitor, state Senator Harold French remarked before the the Senate Judiciary Committee that “I don’t think the state is ready for legalization at this time.” He also argued that the bill needs to be “fixed” first.
At least one state senator agreed with Senator French. Senator Martha Hennessey, a democrat, reportedly stated in response to Senator French's comments, “I agree with you – I believe New Hampshire may not be ready.” She continued, “But I also primarily believe that this bill had too many things that left us needing answers. And left too many people concerned.”