A bill to explicitly legalize hemp has been pre-filed for the 2017 legislative session in New Hampshire by a group of Republican lawmakers; the measure will be discussed when the legislature reconvenes next month.
Under the proposed law – House Bill 151 – hemp would be removed from the state’s Controlled Drug Act. This would allow it to be treated like any other agricultural commodity. The proposal was filed by State Representatives. Daniel Itse, J.R. Hoell, and James Spillane; it also has the support of Senators Harold French and John Reagan.