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New Hampshire Senate puts marijuana legalization on hold

May 30, 2019
This Sept. 11, 2018, file photo, shows a marijuana plant at in the coastal mountain range of San Luis Obispo, Calif. The push to legalize recreational marijuana has suffered a setback in New Hampshire. The state Senate voted Thursday to delay action on a legalization bill until late December or early next year. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel, File)

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The push to legalize recreational use of marijuana has suffered a setback in New Hampshire.

The Senate voted Thursday to delay action on a legalization bill until late December or early next year. The bill had passed the House in April, but not with enough votes to override a promised veto by Republican Gov. Chris Sununu. Sen. Martha Hennessey, a Hanover Democrat, said the Senate Judiciary Committee was unanimous in believing that the issue needs further consideration.

Ten states have legalized recreational marijuana — including the three bordering New Hampshire, though Vermont has yet to enact a mechanism to sell or regulate it. Efforts to legalize it in New York and New Jersey fizzled out this year.

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