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Dear Supporter,

NH_House_Jan2014.pngThe New Hampshire House of Representatives just became the first legislative chamber in U.S. history to vote in support of ending marijuana prohibition!

By a vote of 170-162, it approved HB 492, which would legalize marijuana for adults in the "Live Free or Die" state and establish a system in which it is regulated similarly to alcohol. The measure will now be referred to a committee to review the revenue aspects of the bill, after which it will return to the full House for a second vote in February or March. If approved, it will then be considered by the state Senate.

MPP has played a key roll in moving the ball forward in New Hampshire, and we are going to continue lobbying hard in support of this historic legislation. Polls show 60% of voters in the state support HB 492, and we won't rest until that includes a majority of their state legislators.


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Matt Simon
Matt Simon
New England Political Director and Legislative Analyst
Marijuana Policy Project

P.S. If you'd like to help us pass this law in New Hampshire and similar laws in other states, please make a donation to MPP today. Thanks! 

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"Penalties against drug use should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against the possession of marijuana in private for personal use."
Former President Jimmy Carter, message to Congress, August 2, 1977