National group targets N.H. for marijuana legalization

New Hampshire is one of ten states targeted by the Marijuana Policy Project to end marijuana prohibition by 2017.

The national group says it is participating in lobbying and grassroots organizing efforts to pass legislation that would end marijuana prohibition in the Granite State and replace it with a system in which marijuana is regulated and taxed like alcohol.

Earlier this year, New Hampshire became the 19th state to legalize medical marijuana when Gov. Maggie Hassan signed House Bill 573, which allows seriously ill residents to use the drug for medical purposes.