New Hampshire House Votes for Legal Weed

But the governor promises to veto the measure

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The New Hampshire state House voted Wednesday to legalize up to one ounce of marijuana for recreational use by anyone 21 or older.

Modeled on the measure that legalized marijuana in Colorado last year, the bill passed 170-162 and now goes to the legislative body’s tax committee, the Associated Press reports. If made law, the measure would tax the sale of pot sold at a rate of $30 per ounce and allow people to grow up to six plants of their own.

But don’t count on anyone in the granite state blazing up in public any time soon. New Hampshire’s Governor Maggie Hassan has promised she’ll veto the bill.

[AP]

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JoseGonzales
JoseGonzales

Adolph Obama has a chance tomorrow in the State of the Union to announce an executive order to remove marijuana from Schedule I.  But like a good Nazi, he probably will not.


DougPederson
DougPederson

Why the People won this war!
 
The Stoners fought with their hearts, cash and freedom for the Greatest plant on this Planet. THC has been called the Cinderella Molecule for good reason.
 
Only the Pot heads knew how incredible this plant is and resisted the greatest misinformation / propaganda campaign ever. But we didn't relent. Many were brainwashed and now they are starting to come around. If Governments would lie about such an important Medicine what else would they misinform us about. Everything.
 
The Bad Guys spent Trillions of Dollars and Our side doubled that. That's why some of us are poor. If we could have grown our own. We'd have a ton of money stashed away.
 
This war was fought and won for the Marijuana Plant and all the future generations who are smart enough to partake in it's blessing. Rejoice.


WandaReed
WandaReed

I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer in 2006 , if it had not been for the smoking of weed I would not of gotten through the pain of the chemo. Prior to the cancer I did not smoke. In this time in my life recession was all around me. I as watching my friends loose there businesses as well as there homes. I to was one that lost everything. After knowing I was through the cancer battle I decided to get on a bus and head to Colorado. When I got there I didn't see one business closed down , as a matter of fact there was a Walmart every 5 miles that was thriving very well. The more I traveled through the state the more I saw a positive state that had not been affected as hard as other states by the let downs our government has done, putting us in a state of depression, and the loss of our integrity as human beings. I saw a state that was prosperous. A state at that time had legalized the use of weed for medical purposes and the medical stores were prospering. The rate of suicides had gone down from the legalization of weed. We are going in the direction we the people need to go in, it is taking time to get there but how stupid can each state be not to legalize so that they as well would not have to suffer depression , the sales alone in Colorado for medical was off the chart. I say let the government not take anymore from us and let each state legalize and profit from the sales of marijuana ! It just pisses the government off that they are not making any money off of this as each individual state is the one making the money. It is about time the states have recognized the reasons the government has been opposed to the legalization. Lets get our country back to where it needs to be with out our governments so called help! 

malcolmkyle16
malcolmkyle16

Prohibition is actually an authoritarian war on our economy and Constitution.


It's all about market and cost/benefit analysis. Whether any particular drug is good, bad, or otherwise is irrelevant. As long as there is demand for any mind altering substance there WILL be supply! The only affect prohibiting it has is to drive the price up while increasing the costs and profits - and where there is illegal profit to be made, corrupt politicians, criminals and terrorists thrive.


The cost of criminalizing citizens who are using substances similar but no more harmful than those that are perfectly legal—like alcohol and tobacco, is not only hypocritical and futile, but also simply not worth the incredible suffering and damage it causes.


Prohibition (AKA The Corporate Social Welfare Program) has finally run its course: our prisons are full, our economy is in ruins, the lives and livelihoods of tens of millions of Americans have been destroyed or severely disrupted. What was once a shining beacon of liberty and prosperity has become a toxic, repressive, smoldering heap of hypocrisy and a gross affront to fundamental human decency.


Former and present Prohibitionists like Maggie Hassan shall not be allowed to remain untainted and untouched by the unconscionable acts that they have viciously committed on their fellow citizens. They have provided us with neither safe communities nor safe streets. We will provide them with neither a safe haven to enjoy their ill-gotten gains nor the liberty to repeat such a similar atrocity.

BrianKellyBBizzle
BrianKellyBBizzle

The "War on Marijuana" has been a complete and utter failure. It is the largest component of the broader yet equally unsuccessful "War on Drugs" that has cost our country over a trillion dollars.


Instead of The United States wasting Billions upon Billions more of our tax dollars fighting a never ending "War on Marijuana", lets generate Billions of dollars, and improve the deficit instead. It's a no brainer.


The Prohibition of Marijuana has also ruined the lives of many of our loved ones. In numbers greater than any other nation, our loved ones are being sent to jail and are being given permanent criminal records which ruin their chances of employment for the rest of their lives, and for what reason?


Marijuana is way safer, and healthier to consume than alcohol. Yet do we lock people up for choosing to drink?


Let's end this hypocrisy now!


The government should never attempt to legislate morality by creating victim-less "crimes" because it simply does not work and costs the taxpayers a fortune.


Marijuana Legalization Nationwide is an inevitable reality that's approaching much sooner than prohibitionists think and there is nothing they can do to stop it!


Legalize Nationwide! Support Each and Every Marijuana Legalization Initiative!

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