New Hampshire Governor Signs Bill Allowing Medical Marijuana for PTSD and “Moderate to Severe Pain”

Legislation expanding New Hampshire’s medical marijuana program has been signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu.


House Bill 160, signed into law Wednesday by Governor Sununu, expands the state’s list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions by adding post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and moderate to severe pain. The legislation also allows medical providers to certify patients for any medical condition that produces a qualifying symptom.

The new law, which takes effect August 27th, requires the Department of Health and Human Services to inform patients about the possibility that certain rights may be denied by federal agencies due to their medical marijuana use.

Once the new law is in effect, PTSD, Ehlers-Danlos syndrom and moderate to severe pain would join the following conditions as ones that qualifying an individual to legally use medical marijuana:

  • 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.

For the full text of the new law, click here.

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