New Hampshire lawmakers will hear testimony this week on bills on marijuana policy, the state’s business taxes and eligibility for food stamps.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider a bill that would decriminalize up to a half an ounce of marijuana, as well as a proposal to create a study committee on a pathway for legalization.
A similar decriminalization measure has already passed the House.
Lawmakers will also debate a bill that would tighten eligibility requirements for food stamps. Advocates say roughly 17,000 families could be affected by this change.
There’s also a measure to cut the rate of the state’s business profits tax – something Governor Chris Sununu has said he's open to.
And there's a bill to increase funding for affordable housing, which those in the substance abuse community say is sorely needed.