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Support for legalizing recreational marijuana in New Hampshire is steadily on the rise. According to a recent WMUR Granite State Poll, 59 percent of adults in New Hampshire support legalizing small amounts of marijuana for personal consumption, while only 35 percent oppose legalization. Relative to the same poll a year ago, there is an 8% increase in support for legalization and up 11% from February 2013.

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The poll was structured in a two question format. The first questions was the standard “yes or no should marijuana be legalized,” while the second question asked participants their preferred regulation method with multiple choice options as potential answers. The results revealed 52% of total participants preferred to see marijuana regulated and taxed in a system similar to alcohol, while 27% support the state’s current laws for marijuana use.

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Despite New Hampshire’s small size, the state plays a pivotal role in all presidential elections. Geographically, New Hampshire is faced with surrounding states (Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts) pushing for active change to existing bills, changing the social schema in the region.

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Photo Credit: 420College.org

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