New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H. (May 15, 2017) – Last week, the New Hampshire Senate passed a bill to decriminalize marijuana possession. Passage into law would take another step toward further nullifying federal cannabis prohibition in practice in the state. Along with 11 bipartisan co-sponsors, Rep. Robert Cushing (D-Hampton) introduced House Bill 640 (HB640). The legislation would eliminate…

CONCORD, N.H. (Apr. 25, 2017) – Last week, the New Hampshire Senate gave final approval to a bill to expand the state’s medical marijuana program. If signed by the governor, this measure would further nullify the federal prohibition on cannabis in practice. Rep. Eric Schleien (R-Hillsborough) sponsored House Bill 157 (HB157). The legislation would expand…

CONCORD, N.H. (Mar. 10, 2017) – The New Hampshire House has passed a bill that would ban “material support or resources” to warrantless federal spying. The vote was 199-153. Rep. Neal Kurk and Rep. Carol McGuire, along with two cosponsors, introduced House Bill 171 (HB171). The legislation would prohibit the state or its political subdivisions from assisting a federal…

CONCORD, N.H. (March 8, 2017) – A New Hampshire bill that would restrict warrantless and weaponized use of drones by law enforcement passed the House today. The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. Neil Kurk, Rep. Robert Cushing and…