Student activists lobby against legalizing cannabis

Students from Raymond, Laconia and Franklin turned out to oppose legislation to legalize the recreational use of marijuana for adults.  The House of Representatives gave initial approval to the bill Thursday.

CONCORD — The 2024 campaign to legalize recreational use of marijuana cleared its first major hurdle, with the House of Representatives giving it initial approval Thursday.

The House cast an unrecorded — or "division" — vote of 239-141 in favor of the amended measure (HB 1633).