Sponsored by five Republicans, five Democrats, and the House Majority Leader, House Bill 639 is an excellent bill, especially compared to the poison-pill-packed House Bill 544. The people of New Hampshire have long called for cannabis legalization, and now they finally have a shot.
Over the past few years, New Hampshire has gained a reputation as the freest state in the union. More importantly, the state is trending in the direction of liberty, while the other 49 states and the federal government continue to trend towards authoritarianism. One of the very few libertarian policy areas that New Hampshire has failed to lead on is drug decriminalization.