New Hampshire House Committee Rejects Marijuana Legalization Bill

November 16, 2017

A bill that would legalize marijuana in New Hampshire has been rejected by a House committee.

The Concord Monitor reports the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee on Tuesday voted not to recommend the bill to the House. Under the measure, people 21 and older would have been able to buy recreational pot from licensed businesses that were taxed by the state.

Opponents of the bill argued legalization in the state would conflict with federal law. The federal Drug Enforcement Administration classifies marijuana as an illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance.

The state had previously created a commission to study the potential impact of legalizing, regulating and taxing marijuana. Marijuana advocates had argued the commission was biased.

Several states have enacted laws legalizing marijuana for adult use, including Massachusetts and Maine.

Information from: Concord Monitor

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  • November 22, 2017 at 3:35 pm
    Rosenblatt says:
    It has nothing to do with marijuana being proved to NOT be harmful (which, obviously, it is not). It has to do with the percentage of Americans who are in favor of legalizing ... read more
  • November 22, 2017 at 3:31 pm
    Confused says:
    that is how I took it - used in films like Caddyshack or Big Lebowski
  • November 22, 2017 at 1:31 pm
    Captain Planet says:
    They shouldn't be allowed to parent, period. From the article, "put it in a book splint." This suggests perhaps they didn't have adequate healthcare. Indiana, right? Not a sta... read more
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