The Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Public Policy and the Social Sciences

Investigating Policy Options for Recreational Marijuana in New Hampshire

A Case Study Analysis
PRS Briefs
PRS Policy Brief 1718-09
April 16, 2018
Christopher
McCorkle
Tyler
Work
Wyatt
Williams

Executive Summary

In this report, data from five states that have legalized recreational marijuana are analyzed in order to provide comparative knowledge for the New Hampshire state legislature to consider when discussing marijuana policy. After evaluating similarities between New Hampshire and states that have moved from legal medical marijuana to recreational marijuana, we selected five relevant states—Colorado, Maine, Massachusetts, Nevada, and Oregon—for our analysis. The main focuses of these analyses are the impact of legalization on the people and economy of the state and the relevance of the findings for New Hampshire marijuana policy.

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