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NH Senate vote means it remains only state in New England where smoking pot is a crime

Posted on AllSides May 11th, 2023

CONCORD — The New Hampshire Senate rejected a marijuana legalization bill Thursday, leaving it the only state in New England that makes smoking pot recreationally a crime. Republicans, who control the Senate, dismissed the bill on a 14-10 vote. New Hampshire reduced possession of small amounts of marijuana to a violation-level offense in 2017. Thursday's vote means that law will stay in place and the state will remain without retail marijuana businesses like those found in Maine and Massachusetts and other states. Though several bipartisan bills in support of legalization...

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