New Hampshire House Passes Marijuana Legalization Bill That’s Sponsored By Top Republican And Democratic Lawmakers

The New Hampshire House of Representatives passed a bill to legalize marijuana on Wednesday.

The legislation, which is being sponsored by Majority Leader Jason Osborne (R) and Minority Leader Matthew Wilhelm (D), was approved in a 234-127 vote.

Rep. Anita Burroughs (D) said during Wednesday’s floor debate that the proposal is “good legislation that is the result of the goodwill and diligent work of both political parties.”

“We can now join other New England states that offer safe, regulated and a profitable cannabis industry to their citizens,” she said. The bill “allows us to do it the reasonable way, the responsible way, the innovative way and the bipartisan way.”

Speaking in opposition to the legislation, Rep. Lilli Walsh (R) argued that the bill “does not contribute to the common good” and “puts profits ahead of public health and safety.”

“Legalization of cannabis should not be a political issue. It’s a public health and safety issue,” she said.

I cast my vote on cannabis legalization from seat 4-20! #NHPolitics pic.twitter.com/YibN5MAAmF

— Δmanda Bouldin (@BouldinAmanda) February 22, 2023

Members of the House Commerce and Consumer Affairs Liquor Subcommittee had spent weeks working the proposal over a series of meetings, going

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