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No hemp was grown in New Hampshire last year.

On this page you will find New Hampshire hemp law along with a history of how New Hampshire hemp bills have progressed through the State capitol over the years.  We will also provide links to important information concerning New Hampshire hemp programs and state agency advisories or opinion letters. Our goal is to keep the public, media and policy makers informed on each states status concerning hemp law and policy.

New Hampshire Hemp Resources

New Hampshire House Committee Report on Industrial Hemp – 2018 (PDF)

New Hampshire Hemp Legislation

2015 
HB 421

AN ACT authorizing the university of New Hampshire to grow industrial hemp for research purposes. Signed by the Governor on 7/13/15

Read the text of New Hampshire bill HB 421 on industrial hemp.


2014

HB 153

Establishes a committee to study the growth and sale of industrial hemp in New Hampshire. Introduced 1/3/2013. Signed by Governor 7/14/14

Read the text of HB 153 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 153 here (PDF file 94k).

2013
HB 153

This bill prohibits the designation of industrial hemp as a controlled substance. Introduced 1/3/2013.

Read the text of HB 153 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 153 here (PDF file 94k).

2012
HB 1615
This bill prohibits the designation of industrial hemp as a controlled substance. Introduced 1/4/2012.
Read the text of HB 1615 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 1615 here (PDF file 84k).

HR 20
This resolution urges the federal government to allow the cultivation of hemp for industrial purposes. Introduced 1/4/2012.
Read the text of HR 20 here (HTML).
Download the text of HR 20 here (PDF file 64k).

2011
HB 101
Establishes an industrial hemp special program fund. Introduced 1/5/2011. Referred to the House Environment and Agriculture Committee. Public Hearing was held on 1/18/2011 at 2:00 PM, LOB 303. Executive Session was held on 1/25/2011 at 1:00 PM, LOB 308. Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Feb 2 (Vote 11-7; RC) on 1/25/2011. Inexpedient to Legislate: MA RC (Motion Adopted, Regular Calendar) by a vote of 304-51 on 2/9/2011, thus the bill is dead.
Read the text of HB 101 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 101 here (PDF file 108k).

2009
HB 399
Establishes an industrial hemp special program fund. Introduced on 1/8/09. Referred to the House Environment and Agriculture Committee. Public hearing held on 2/5/2009. Subcommittee work session held on 2/10/09. Executive session held on 2/19/09 with a Majority Committee Report: Inexpedient to Legislate for Mar 4 RC (vote 9-8) and a Minority Committee Report: Ought to Pass. Floor date 3/4/09.
Read the text of HB 399 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 399 here (PDF file 112k).

2007
HB 424
Establishes an industrial hemp special program fund. Introduced on 1/4/07. Passed House on 4/5/07 on a 190-76 vote. Senate Commerce, Labor and Consumer Protection Committee voted Inexpedient to Legislate, 5-1 on 5/3/07. Killed in the Senate on a voice vote 5/10/07.
Read the text of HB 424 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 424 here (PDF file 68k).

2005
HB 55
Establishes an industrial hemp special program fund. Introduced on 12/1/04. Passed the House on 3/23/05 by a margin of 199-168 after coming out of the House Environment and Agriculture Committee. Heard by the Senate Environment and Wildlife Committee on 4/19/05. The Senate status of “Inexpedient to Legislate” indicates no further action will be taken on this bill (in other words, it’s dead).
Read the text of HB 55 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 55 here (PDF file 11k).

2004
HB 653
Authorizes the production of industrial hemp.
Introduced on 1/15/04, but no vote taken.
Read the text of HB 653 here (HTML).

2003
HB 653
Authorizes the production of industrial hemp, but passed over (no action taken).
(See above for text and more details.)

2001
HB 293
Died in House committee.
Read the text of HB 293 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 293 here (PDF file 7k).

2000
HB 239
“Interim Study Report: Not Recommended for Legislation in 2001”
(thus died in committee).
Read the text of HB 239 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 239 here (PDF file 13k).

HJR 25
“Inexpedient to Legislate” (thus died in the Senate).
Read the text of HJR 25 here (HTML).
Download the text of HJR 25 here (PDF file 6k).

1998
HB 1576
Died in committee.
Read the text of HB 1576 here (HTML).
Download the text of HB 1576 here (PDF file 11k).