House and Senate negotiators on Tuesdayon a final version of , which allows for a regulated system of medical cannabis distribution in New Hampshire.
The amended bill calls for the creation of four state-sanctioned approximately twenty qualifying conditions — including cancer, hepatitis C, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, or multiple sclerosis — would be permitted to legally possess up to than two-ounces of cannabis. Under the proposed law, patients must obtain cannabis only from a state-licensed facility. Qualified patients will not be provided with any legal protections to possess or use cannabis prior to the establishment of such facilities.. Patients diagnosed with one of
As originally passed by the House, the measure allowed for qualified patients to have the option to grow their own cannabis. The measure also allowed for physicians to recommend cannabis for the treatment of post-traumatic stress. Both provisions wereat the request of newly-elected Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan.
Gov. Hassan isthe reconciled version of HB 573. A commission is expected to be put in place to oversee the implementation of the law as soon as the bill is passed.
New Hampshire will become the 19th state to allow for the limited, legal use of medical cannabis and the final New England state to do so.