Legislation Allowing Medical Cannabis for PTSD and Chronic Pain Approved by New Hampshire Legislature

A measure allowing medical cannabis for post traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain has been approved by New Hampshire’s Senate.

The legislation has already been approved by the state’s House of Representatives; it will soon be sent to Governor Chris Sununu for consideration.

The proposed law would allow those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain to become legal medical cannabis patients by adding the conditions to the state’s medical cannabis program. Those with PTSD or chronic pain would first need to receive a recommendation from a physician, and register with the state, before they can legally purchase, possess and use cannabis for medical purposes; this is the case with all other qualifying medical conditions.

The current list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions in New Hampshire includes:

  • Cancer
  • glaucoma
  • HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) / AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome)
  • hepatitis C
  • ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • muscular dystrophy
  • Crohn’s diseasee,
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • multiple sclerosis,
  • chronic pancreatitis
  • a spinal cord injury or disease
  • a traumatic brain injury
  • ulcerative colitis and also
  • one or more injuries that significantly interferes with a patient’s daily activities as documented by the patient’s licensed medical practitioner.

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