New Hampshire House votes to legalize marijuana

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New Hampshire's House has voted to legalize marijuana.

New Hampshire's House of Representatives became the first legislative chamber in the United States to vote to end marijuana prohibition.

The vote was 170-162 on Jan. 15 for HB 492, which would legalize marijuana for adults and establish a system to regulate pot like alcohol.

A House committee will now review the revenue impacts of the proposal and then the House will vote a second time on the measure next month, or in March.

If approved again by the House, the measure would go to the Senate.

The Marijuana Policy Project, which has backed the provision, vowed in an announcement to "continue lobbying hard in support of this historic legislation."

About 60 percent of voters in the state support the bill, according to MPP.

Colorado and Washington have legalized marijuana through voter initiatives.