It’s the summer of weed for neighboring states that have legalized recreational marijuana. The road to New Hampshire, though, remains one big “pot” hole.
Pot is still illegal here.
It’s a point underscored in an interview with Tuftonborough Police Chief Andrew Shagoury, president of the N.H. Association of Chiefs of Police.
He is anticipating an increase in marijuana-related hospital visits, youth pot smoking, and impaired driving in the Granite State. “It’s going to spill over our borders,” he says. (Scroll down for more on N.H. law, and the state’s study of legalization.)
So what’s legal in neighoring states? Here’s a snapshot.
An adult (21+) can buy up to 1 ounce from marijuana licensees. July 1 was a target date, but no retail/commercial licenses have yet been granted by the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission. Legalization originates from a 2016 ballot question. The law allows a person 21 or older to grow up to six plants in their home, including requirements for securing the premise and that it must not be visible to