New Hampshire Marijuana Legalization Bill Defeated

A bill to legalize marijuana in New Hampshire is dead after a House vote Wednesday. The measure was defeated on a vote of 239-122 with no debate. Democrats supported the bill on a roughly two-to-one margin, while Republicans opposed it by roughly the same margin.

The vote against the bill came after the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee voted 12-8 last month not to pass the measure.

The bill, House Bill 337, would have removed marijuana from the state's criminal code, effectively ending marijuana prohibition in the Granite State, but did not contain any provisions for taxation and regulation of cultivation and sales.

Another marijuana legalization bill, House Bill 492, is still alive, but is stuck in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee with no vote scheduled. That bill would allow people to grow up to six plants and sets up a scheme to tax and regulate marijuana commerce.

– Article originally from Stop the Drug War, used with permission.



  1. Atlanta Toker on

    This is very disappointing. I just knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that the people of New Hampshire with all that LIVE FREE OR DIE bravado would pass this without any problems or questions.

    Im so ashamed of myself for believing that their license plate slogan meant the truth about the state.

    You should change your license slogan, it doesnt suit you anymore..

  2. Mad Matt on

    It’s the state motto and on EVERY license plate. But that’s all it is nowadays, a cute slogan to make the people think they have anything to do with their government.