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What New Hampshire Students Should Know About Legalized Marijuana In Massachusetts

On November 8, 2016, Massachusetts voters hit the polls to choose their representatives and vote on another special issue - whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana use. Almost 54 percent of voters agreed that adults should be allowed to smoke marijuana in their homes.  As of December 15, 2016, adults in that state may possess and use marijuana.  The measure also established a Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) and a plan to license marijuana retail stores beginning in January 2018.  Now, possession of a small amount of marijuana is decriminalized in Massachusetts making it a civil infraction.

The state's marijuana laws still bad news for students and casual users

The march for marijuana decriminalization continues on a state by state basis with Colorado and Washington State going all the way to legalization. Unfortunately for some it is still a crime to possess even a small amount of marijuana in New Hampshire. We often represent people who mistakenly believe that because possession of marijuana in Massachusetts or their home state is not a criminal offense, they are not subject to criminal penalties in New Hampshire. 

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