US (NH): Cannabis Association surveying farmers on future growing opportunities

As a legislative commission probes the potential for a state-run cannabis sales model, an industry organization is surveying farmers and agricultural professionals to gauge interest in future cultivation opportunities.

New Hampshire has not yet legalized cannabis, but this past legislative session saw more movement than in years past. For the first time, Gov. Chris Sununu said he would support a legalization model where the state controls sales and messaging. It would be the first retail cannabis market of its kind in the country and the only one Sununu says he won’t veto.

The New Hampshire Cannabis Association wants to know where farmers and others working in agriculture would fall into that equation. Advocates have raised concerns that a monopoly would force cannabis growers in New Hampshire to accept the prices set by the state because it would be their only buyer, as it is illegal to sell and transport cannabis across state lines.

The NHCANN survey asks respondents if they agree with legalization and if they’re interested in becoming licensed cannabis growers. It also asks for opinions on whether the state should be the only buyer and seller or if licensed growers should be allowed to operate retail stores to sell their own products.


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