New Hampshire Okays Medical Pot
Governor Maggie Hassan has signed a bill making New Hampshire the 19th state to legalize medical pot. Qualified patients will now be allowed to possess up to two ounces in the Granite State. The marijuana must be obtained from one of four licensed dispensaries established under state law. Each dispensary will be authorized to store up to six ounces of pot per qualified patient.
Unfortunately, patients will not be allowed to grow their own medicine, something that Governor Hassan has always opposed. She also persuaded the state Senate to eliminate post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition.
Now that the bill has been signed, a commission will be appointed to work on implementation. However, it could be two years before the state’s medical marijuana program is operational.