Live Free and High: N.H. House Votes to Legalize PotSubmitted by PaulFanDC on Wed, 01/15/2014 - 19:10
After a passionate debate, the New Hampshire House of Representatives endorsed a bill Wednesday that would legalize marijuana in the state.
The vote was a nail-biter, with closely divided legislators initially voting against legalization 170-168 before choosing to vote again, the second time approving legalizing pot with 170 votes.
The bill, HB 492, would decriminalize possession of 1 ounce of marijuana by adults age 21 or older and allow residents to grow up to six plants. State-licensed stores would be authorized to sell marijuana.
"As a libertarian I've always believed people are responsible for their own decisions: you drink too much, you smoke too much, you pay the consequences," bill sponsor Steve Vaillancourt said, sharing that he personally consumes too much salt.