A bill to allow for annulment of criminal convictions for possession of small amounts of marijuana in New Hampshire has received a favorable recommendation from a House committee. The legislation was drafted after Gov. Chris Sununu, R-Newfields, signed into law a measure to decriminalize possession of up to three-quarters of an ounce of pot. The law took effect Sept. 16, 2017. Under the bill , any person arrested or convicted for for having that amount of marijuana before that date will be allowed to petition the court to request the annulment of the arrest or court record. Rep. Renny Cushing, a Hampton Democrat who is the lead sponsor of the bill, said no one testified against it during a recent public hearing. The House Criminal Justice and Public...
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Bill to Annul Convictions for Small Amounts of Pot Passes N.H. Committee