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NH House again votes to legalize marijuana sales

Marijuana plants for the adult recreational market are are seen in a greenhouse at Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y., July 15, 2022. New York has issued the first 36 cannabis dispensary licenses on Monday, Nov. 21, 2022 taking a monumental step in establishing a legal — and lucrative — marketplace for recreational marijuana. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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Marijuana plants for the adult recreational market are are seen in a greenhouse at Hepworth Farms in Milton, N.Y., July 15, 2022.

The legislation would establish procedures for legalization, regulation and taxation of cannabis.

The New Hampshire House has again endorsed legalizing marijuana for adults.

New Hampshire remains the lone New England state without legal marijuana.

The bill passed Thursday would allow its recreational use by adults and authorize 15 privately run retail marijuana stores, regulated by the New Hampshire Liquor Commission.

The bill now goes to the state Senate, which has never voted to legalize marijuana.

Gov. Chris Sununu has said he would back legalization this year if the bill features tight state regulatory controls.

Senate President Jeb Bradley says he is opposed to recreational cannabis, but has said the right plan could win a majority in the state Senate.

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