New Hampshire Lawmakers to Hold Medical Marijuana Hearings Today

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By Marijuana Policy Project on February 21, 2013
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CONCORD, NH – The House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs is will hold a hearing today on a bill that would allow patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

medical marijuana green bottleThe hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST in Rooms 205-207 of the Legislative Office Building (33 N. State St.).

A coalition of over a dozen state lawmakers are backing the legislation, House Bill 573, for the physician authorized use and cultivation of marijuana by qualified patients.

Under the bill introduced by State Rep. Donna Schlachman (D-Exeter), patients with certain debilitating medical conditions would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes or obtain marijuana through one of five state-licensed alternative treatment centers.


Gov. Maggie Hassan has expressed support for passing medical marijuana legislation. A similar medical marijuana

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