N.H. governor signs 1 marijuana bill, vetoes another

FILE - In this Nov. 27, 2015, file photo, a bud tender holds two marijuana buds on his fingers on the way to a customer at the Denver Kush Club in north Denver. The Democratic-controlled House has voted to block the Justice Department from interfering with states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use. The bipartisan 267-165 vote on June 20, 2019, represents a breakthrough for advocates of legalizing pot, who have unsuccessfully pressed the idea in the past under GOP control of the House. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
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CONCORD, N.H. — New Hampshire residents who were convicted of possessing small amounts of marijuana in the past will be able to annul their convictions.

Republican Governor Chris Sununu on Friday signed a bill establishing an annulment process for those convicted of possessing up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana before Sept. 16, 2017, when the state started eliminating jail time for such possession.

Sununu vetoed another bill related to medical marijuana. The bill would have eliminated the requirement that a patient have at least a three-month relationship with a provider before being certified to receive medical marijuana. Sununu said a strong provider-patient relationship is necessary to ensure the proper treatment is given.