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N.H. House Overwhelmingly Passes Marijuana Decriminalization Bill

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The New Hampshire House has overwhelmingly passed a bill that would decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of marijuana.

House lawmakers voted 215-92 to pass the measure, which would make it a violation to possess small amounts of the drug.

Currently, possessing any amount of the drug is a misdemeanor.

The legislation would also reduce the penalty for cultivation of up to six plants from a felony to a misdemeanor.

The bill now moves to the Senate.

Michael serves as NHPR's Program Director. Michael came to NHPR in 2012, working as the station's newscast producer/reporter. In 2015, he took on the role of Morning Edition producer. Michael worked for eight years at The Telegraph of Nashua, covering education and working as the metro editor.
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