By Paul Armentano on February 9, 2011
Legislation that seeks to legalize the physician-supervised use of medical marijuana has been reintroduced in the New Hampshire Legislature.
Similar legislation passed both the House and the Senate in 2009, but was vetoed by Governor Lynch.
While NORML finds aspects of HB 442 unduly restrictive, particularly its exclusion of home cultivation, its passage will ensure that authorized medical marijuana patients will no longer have to fear arrest or prosecution from state law enforcement.
It would also bring public policy in line with public sentiment. According to a recent Mason-Dixon research poll, 71 percent of New Hampshire voters support “changing the law in New Hampshire to allow seriously and terminally ill patients to use and grow medical marijuana for personal use if their doctors recommend it.”
House Bill 442 has been referred to the House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs and is scheduled for a hearing on Tuesday, March 1st at 10:00 am. Full text of the measure is available here.
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New Hampshire Legislature Considers Regulating Medical Marijuana