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Marijuana in New Hampshire


Recreation Use of Marijuana 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

Possession:

  • 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 Under the Influence:

  • 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. (Source: NORML)

Medical Marijuana:


Use these links for recreational marijuana laws for each New England state:
Marijuana in Connecticut
Marijuana in Rhode Island
Marijuana in Vermont
Marijuana in Massachusetts
Marijuana in Maine