HB1350 (2024) Detail

Relative to therapeutic cannabis possession limits.


HB 1350-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-2197

02/10

 

HOUSE BILL 1350-FN

 

AN ACT relative to therapeutic cannabis possession limits.

 

SPONSORS: Rep. H. Howard, Straf. 4; Rep. W. Thomas, Hills. 12; Rep. A. Murray, Hills. 20; Rep. Newell, Ches. 4; Rep. Seibert, Hills. 21

 

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill increases qualifying patients' limit on possession of therapeutic cannabis from 2 to 4 ounces, and increases the amount they may obtain in a 10-day period from 2 to 4 ounces.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-2197

02/10

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to therapeutic cannabis possession limits.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Therapeutic Use of Cannabis Protections.  Amend RSA 126-X:2, I-II to read as follows:

I. A qualifying patient shall not be subject to arrest by state or local law enforcement, prosecution or penalty under state or municipal law, or denied any right or privilege for the therapeutic use of cannabis in accordance with this chapter, if the qualifying patient possesses an amount of cannabis that does not exceed the following:

(a) [Two] Four ounces of usable cannabis; and

(b) Any amount of unusable cannabis.

II. A designated caregiver shall not be subject to arrest by state or local law enforcement, prosecution or penalty under state or municipal law, or denied any right or privilege for the therapeutic use of cannabis in accordance with this chapter on behalf of a qualifying patient if the designated caregiver possesses an amount of cannabis that does not exceed the following:

(a) [Two] Four ounces of usable cannabis, or the total amount allowable for the number of qualifying patients for which he or she is a designated caregiver; and

(b) Any amount of unusable cannabis.

2  Prohibitions and Limitations on the Therapeutic Use of Cannabis.  Amend RSA 126-X:3, VII to read as follows:

VII. The department may revoke the registry identification card of a qualifying patient or designated caregiver for violation of rules adopted by the department or for violation of any other provision of this chapter, including for obtaining more than [2] 4 ounces of cannabis in any 10-day period in violation of RSA 126-X:8, XIII(b), and the qualifying patient or designated caregiver shall be subject to any other penalties established in law for the violation.

3  Alternative Treatment Centers; Requirements.  Amend RSA 126-X:8, XIII(b) to read as follows:

(b) Except as provided in subparagraph (c), a qualifying patient shall not obtain more than [2] 4 ounces of usable cannabis directly or through the qualifying patient's designated caregiver during a 10-day period.

4  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect January 1, 2025.

 

LBA

24-2197

11/7/23

 

HB 1350-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to therapeutic cannabis possession limits.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:         [ X ] State              [ X ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

 

Estimated State Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Revenue Fund

None

Expenditures

Indeterminable

Funding Source

General Fund

Appropriations

$0

$0

$0

$0

Funding Source

None

 

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

County Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

County Expenditures

Indeterminable

Local Revenue

$0

$0

$0

$0

Local Expenditures

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill adds, deletes, or modifies a criminal penalty, or changes statute to which there is a penalty for violation. Therefore, this bill may have an impact on the judicial and correctional systems, which could affect prosecution, incarceration, probation, and parole costs, for the state, as well as county and local governments. A summary of such costs can be found at: https://gencourt.state.nh.us/lba/Budget/Fiscal_Notes/JudicialCorrectionalCosts.pdf

 

The Department of Health and Human Services states the bill will have no fiscal impact on that department.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Health and Human Services, Judicial Branch, Judicial Council, Department of Justice, Department of Corrections, New Hampshire Association of Counties, and New Hampshire Municipal Association

 

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 18, 2024 House Hearing
Feb. 21, 2024 House Exec Session
Feb. 21, 2024 House Floor Vote

Bill Text Revisions

HB1350 Revision: 39861 Date: Dec. 6, 2023, 1:20 p.m.

Docket


March 13, 2024: Introduced 03/07/2024 and Referred to Judiciary; SJ 7


March 7, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA VV 03/07/2024 HJ 7


Feb. 27, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass 02/21/2024 (Vote 19-0; CC) HC 9 P. 9


Feb. 15, 2024: Executive Session: 02/21/2024 11:00 am LOB 203


Jan. 5, 2024: Public Hearing: 01/18/2024 01:00 pm LOB 210-211


Dec. 6, 2023: Introduced 01/03/2024 and referred to Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs HJ 1