New Hampshire lawmakers approve marijuana legalization

The now bill faces a tougher road to passage in the Senate, which has been where House-passed cannabis legislation has gone to die over the course of several years
Forbes (US)
Tuesday, January 9, 2018

The New Hampshire House of Representatives voted to legalize marijuana, five days after the Trump administration moved to rescind federal guidelines protecting state cannabis laws. Under the bill, which now moves to the state Senate, people over 21 years would be allowed to legally possess three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana and grow up to three mature cannabis plants. Retail sales locations would not be allowed. The noncommercial approach is similar to a bill advancing in Vermont. The swift action by the two states represents a stunning rebuke to the Trump administration's anti-cannabis move, which was also roundly slammed by dozens of members of Congress from both parties. (See also: Op-ed: New Hampshire’s gov won’t sign marijuana bill. And that’s a good thing)