Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

Medical Marijuana Treatment to Become Legal in New Hampshire

According to the compromise to the House Bill 573 there will be just four medical marijuana dispensaries, not five as it was mentioned previously. Medical marijuana patients won`t be allowed to cultivate their own cannabis. And the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana treatment was reduced – post-trauma stress disorder was eliminated.

Home cultivation of up to three marijuana plants by qualified patients was changed for creation of medical marijuana oversight commission. House lawmakers agreed to drop the home cultivation as Senators Nancy Stiles and John Reagan said the House Bill 573 would never become the law if it enabled people to cultivate their own cannabis.

Democratic Governor Maggie Hassan supports the bill. She also voted for medical marijuana legalization in 2009.

“Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the State of New Hampshire,” she stated.

According to the bill, patients suffering from serious medical conditions will be able to buy up to 2 ounces of medical marijuana. Four licensed dispensaries will be opened in the state for this purpose.

Medical marijuana dispensaries must have stock quantity of up to 80 ounces of cannabis or 6 ounces per registered patient.

To obtain medical marijuana treatment a patient must be a New Hampshire resident, must be a patient of the prescribing doctor for at least 90 days, and must have undergo a course of treatment with other medicines.
As soon as Governor Hassan signs the bill it becomes the law. The State Department of Health and Human Services will be able to issue a license for at least two dispensaries.