Less than two months after a legalization was blocked in the New Hampshire House, the body approved a bill Tuesday that would legalize recreational use of marijuana.
The House voted 207-139 in favor on a bill that would legalize the possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and would create a regulatory system for cultivating, transporting, selling and taxing the drug.
A majority of the House Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee had recommended the bill be killed because a commission created last year to study the issue won’t make its recommendations until November. Last November, that committee voted not to recommend a legalization bill to the House.
— Mindi Messmer for Congress #NH01 (@Mindi4Congress) January 9, 2018
This story is developing and will be updated.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.