New Hampshire Senate Passes Bill Legalizing Medical Marijuana

New Hampshire soon could join 18 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing seriously ill people to use marijuana in their medical treatment.

The state Senate voted 18-6 Thursday to pass a bill legalizing marijuana use and possession by patients with conditions such as Crohn’s disease and cancer. The bill now goes back to the House, which is expected to ask to negotiate a compromise.

Senators bowed to Gov. Maggie Hassan‘s wishes and eliminated the option for patients to grow the drug at home as well as obtain it at a dispensary. The House bill provides both options. Supporters of the home-grow option argue it is crucial to ensure immediate access for terminally ill patients.

Hassan, who supported both options when she was in the Senate, now says she won’t sign a medical marijuana bill with a home-grow provision, citing concerns about the state’s ability to regulate such operations.

– Read the entire article in The San Francisco Chronicle.

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  1. Andgodus on

    This is very true :)

  2. Mrs. Ratsrectum on

    She’s a new governor, and who knows if the feds haven’t threatened her already. Even if they haven’t directly, she knows they’ve sent letters against such programs to other states. She claims allowing patients to have home grows would be too difficult to control, so this keeps everything on paper and reduces the likelihood that actual brick and mortar stores will open. Good luck, NH!