N.H. House Rejects Bill To Legalize Marijuana

Mar 13, 2013

The House has killed a bill that would have legalized marijuana in New Hampshire.

The House voted 239-112 Wednesday.

Supporters had argued that it was time to stop the government's war on marijuana users, saying tobacco and alcohol abuse are legal but pose a greater danger to personal health.

Bill opponents countered that marijuana is a gateway drug to using other illegal drugs. They said long-term use has a chemical effect on the brain that can influence memory, thinking and concentration.