The New Hampshire House took a step toward legalizing recreational marijuana in the state.
New Hampshire Public Radio reports the House voted, 207-139, in favor of an amended legalization bill. From the story:
The amended bill would permit adults to possess up to three-quarters of an ounce of marijuana, 5 grams of hashish, and certain marijuana-infused products. Adults could also cultivate up to six pot plants at home.
Speaker Gene Chandler said the bill now goes to the House Ways & Means Committee, according to NHPR.
The passage marks a rebuke of U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who on Thursday made it easier for prosecutors to enforce federal marijuana laws in states that have opted for legalization of the substance. (Read more about that here.)
The Vermont House approved the legalization of recreational marijuana that same day, and lawmakers have said the Vermont Senate could vote on the bill as soon as tomorrow. Republican Gov. Phil Scott has signaled he would sign it into law if it passes.