New Hampshire House Passes Medical Marijuana Bill; Faces Veto

The New Hampshire House has ignored a veto promise and passed a bill to legalize home cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes.

Wednesday’s House vote sends the bill back to the Senate to review changes.

The Senate-passed bill would allow patients with debilitating medical conditions or the patient’s designated caretaker to cultivate and possess up to six ounces of marijuana, four mature plants and 12 seedlings at a registered location.

Gov. John Lynch has promised to veto the bill if it reaches his desk. Lynch is concerned about a lack of control over its distribution.

Lynch vetoed a medical marijuana bill in 2009. The House voted to pass it over his veto but it fell two votes short in the Senate.

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