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With New Hampshire, all of New England has decriminalized or legalized marijuana

New Hampshire just took another step in ensuring its state motto — “live free or die” — is true for marijuana.

There’s a difference between legalization and decriminalization: Legalization removes all penalties for marijuana possession below a certain threshold (usually a few ounces of pot), and it typically — although not in Washington, DC — allows the sales of marijuana for recreational purposes. Decriminalization generally removes incarceration and more stringent penalties for pot possession, but it often leaves a fine in place. Ordinarily, public use remains prohibited under both legalization and decriminalization.

Original Article (Vox):
With New Hampshire, all of New England has decriminalized or legalized marijuana
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