New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana
Drugged Driving
Decriminalization
Hemp

Laws, Limits and Penalties

Offense Penalty Incarceration   Max. Fine  
Possession
Up to 3/4 oz (first or second offense)* Civil violation None $ 100
Over 3/4 oz Misdemeanor 1 year $ 350
* See Penalty Details section for more information.
Sale or Possession with Intent to Sell
Less than 1 oz (first offense) Felony 3 years $ 25,000
1 oz - less than 5 lbs (first offense) Felony 7 years $ 100,000
5 lbs or more (first offense) Felony 20 years $ 300,000
Subsequent offense carries a greater sentence and fine. See Penalty Details section for information.
Within 1000 feet of a school zone carries a double sentence and fine.
Cultivation
See Possession and Sale sections for details.
Hash & Concentrates
Possession of 5 g or less (first or second offense)* Civil violation None $ 100
Possession of more than 5 g Misdemeanor 1 year $ 350
Manufacturing, selling, or possessing with intent to sell of less than 5 g Felony 3 years $ 25,000
Manufacturing, selling, or possessing with intent to sell of 5 g - less than 1 lb Felony 7 years $ 100,000
Manufacturing, selling, or possessing with intent to sell of 1 lb or more Felony 20 years $ 30,000
* See Penalty Details section for information.
Subsequent offense carries a greater sentence and fine. See Penalty Details section for information.
Paraphernalia
Sale or possession of paraphernalia Misdemeanor 1 year $ 2,000
Miscellaneous
Persons under 21 years will face a driver's license suspension for 90 days - 1 year.
Persons under 18 years will face a driver's license suspension for 1 - 5 years.

Details

Decriminalization

The state has decriminalized marijuana to some degree. Typically, decriminalization means no prison time or criminal record for first-time possession of a small amount for personal consumption. The conduct is treated like a minor traffic violation.

Drugged Driving

This state has a per se drugged driving law enacted. In their strictest form, these laws forbid drivers from operating a motor vehicle if they have a detectable level of an illicit drug or drug metabolite (i.e., compounds produced from chemical changes of a drug in the body, but not necessarily psychoactive themselves) present in their bodily fluids above a specific, state-imposed threshold.

Hemp

This state has an active hemp industry or has authorized research. Hemp is a distinct variety of the plant species cannabis sativa L. that contains minimal (less than 1%) amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Various parts of the plant can be utilized in the making of textiles, paper, paints, clothing, plastics, cosmetics, foodstuffs, insulation, animal feed, and other products. .

Medical Marijuana

This state has medical marijuana laws enacted. Modern research suggests that cannabis is a valuable aid in the treatment of a wide range of clinical applications. These include pain relief, nausea, spasticity, glaucoma, and movement disorders. Marijuana is also a powerful appetite stimulant and emerging research suggests that marijuana's medicinal properties may protect the body against some types of malignant tumors, and are neuroprotective.