CONCORD, N.H. — With Republican Gov. Chris Sununu on board, advocates for marijuana decriminalization hope this is the year New Hampshire joins its New England neighbors in removing criminal penalties for possessing pot.
But the measure is facing challenges in the Senate, where lawmakers aligned with police chiefs are working to water it down. Lawmakers, police and advocates alike agree some form of decriminalization will likely reach Sununu’s desk. Up for debate, though, is what amount of weed will be allowed and how much discretion cops should have to make arrests.
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