Many states have decided to legalize marijuana for medicinal or adult recreational use. A number of states and quite a few cities have also chosen to decriminalize possession of a small amount of marijuana for personal use. Social attitudes toward marijuana have changed drastically in the last decade, but court and law enforcement approaches to the substance remain locked in a time of prohibition.
For those living in or visiting New Hampshire, there's potential for serious criminal charges related to marijuana. While simple possession has lower penalties in New Hampshire compared with other states, the penalties for possession with intent are still quite severe.