Marijuana

N.H. Jury Nullification Case Seen as Boost to Pot Legalization

If the public won't convict defendants, there's no reason to have prohibition on the books

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Some lawmakers who support liberalizing the state's marijuana laws say the recent acquittal of a Barnstead man who grew marijuana in his back yard for personal and religious use will advance their cause.

State Rep. Timothy Comerford, R-Fremont, cosponsored a bill to legalize and tax marijuana that the House killed earlier this year. He also voted for a decriminalization bill that passed the House by one vote but failed in the Senate.