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Marijuana in New Hampshire

NEW HAMPSHIRE– Marijuana Use Is Decriminalized for Adults

New Hampshire has decriminalized marijuana. There is no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal use. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.” -- Norml
Source: Norml

Possession of Pot

  • Any person age 18 or older who possesses less than three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana is guilty of a violation and may be fined $100. Fines rise for third and fourth offenses
  • The same fines apply to anyone over 21 years old who has a personal use amount of marijuana-infused products including edibles, drinks, tinctures and ointments.
  • Possession of more than three-quarters ounce is a misdemeanor. Punishment may be up to 1 year in prison and a fine of no more than $350.

Hash and Concentrates

  • Any person age 18 years or older who possesses less than 5 grams of hash is guilty of a violation and may be fined $100. Fines rise for third and fourth offenses.
  • Having 5 grams or more of hash is a misdemeanor. Punishment may be a fine up to $350 and of imprisonment of no more than one year.

Paraphernalia

  • The sale or possession of paraphernalia is a misdemeanor. Punishment may be up to one year imprisonment and a fine of no more than $2,000.

Driving and Marijuana

  • New Hampshire has a drugged driving law. These laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug in their bodily fluids above a specific threshold.  – Norml

Medical Marijuana

Use these links for recreational marijuana laws for each New England state.

Marijuana in Connecticut

Marijuana in Rhode Island

Marijuana in Massachusetts

Marijuana in Vermont

Marijuana in Maine