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NH shoots down bill to legalize marijuana

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CONCORD, N.H. -

The New Hampshire Legislature has voted against a bill that would have legalized marijuana in the state.

Lawmakers in the House struck down the proposed law by a vote of 239-112 Wednesday.

Supporters say it's time to end the government's war against marijuana users, arguing tobacco and alcohol are both legal but pose a greater danger to personal health than pot.

Bill opponents say marijuana is a gateway drug and has chemical effect on the brain that can influence memory, thinking and concentration.

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