The New Hampshire House of Representatives embraced adult-use marijuana legalization Tuesday and passed HB 656 with a 207-139 vote.
After officially legalizing medical marijuana in 2013 and decriminalizing the personal possession of small amounts in September 2017, today’s vote to legalize recreational marijuana represents enlightened progress for those residents living in the Granite State.
BREAKING: NH House Representatives vote to pass marijuana legalization and regulation bill #HB656 in a strong bipartisan vote 207-139. Thank you to all who helped make this happen!#NHPolitics #MarijuanaLegalization #LegalizeIt pic.twitter.com/N7Madp3myC
— ACLU_New Hampshire (@ACLU_NH) January 9, 2018
Originally scheduled for a House vote Wednesday, Tuesday’s passage of HB 656 allows New Hampshire to join Massachusetts and Maine (hopefully) as recreational states in the New England region.
Amended by the House to eliminate retail sales, if passed by the Senate and signed by the governor, residents of New Hampshire would be allowed to cultivate no more than three mature plants and possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of cannabis.
Initially passed by the House Criminal…