Sununu shifts to again authorized pot in Granite State 

CONCORD, N.H.— A shift by Gov. Chris Sununu’s to assist marijuana legalization has impressed a last-minute push for model new legal guidelines.

Although a lot of bipartisan funds in assist of legalizing leisure marijuana have cleared the Home in latest occasions, Sununu opposed them they normally ultimately failed throughout the Senate. However after the latest defeat earlier this month, Sununu launched that he would once more legalization if lawmakers took a particular methodology.

The Home Commerce Committee voted Tuesday to amend an unrelated bill as a automotive for a model new plan the place the state regulates marijuana the similar methodology it controls the sale of wine and liquor, in response to what the Republican governor and potential presidential candidate outlined.

The bill that was defeated throughout the Senate would have included a 12.5% tax levied on the cultivation diploma. The latest measure is very similar to a plan lawmakers thought-about ultimate 12 months that will put the New Hampshire Liquor Fee accountable for regulating and selling cannabis.

However not like that failed measure, it may allow the state’s medical marijuana dispensaries to advertise every medical and leisure cannabis.

Former state Rep. Susan Homola spoke in opposition to the bill, saying lawmakers who proceed to push for it have ignored data on the harmful outcomes of legalization. Homola, a Republican, moreover accused supporters of having fun with politics with the problem.

“Via the governor’s flip-flop on leisure marijuana within the ninth hour of the legislative session to this committee’s willingness to jam on this invoice that’s already been shot down within the Senate … it’s clear that this isn’t method to legislate,” she talked about.

Practically half the states, along with the rest of New England, allow leisure use of marijuana.