New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan has signed into law legislation that adds epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and lupus to the state’s list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions. The measure takes effect in 60 days.
House Bill 476 adds epilepsy, lupus and Parkinson’s disease to the list of conditions that qualify someone to become a legal medical cannabis patients. Current qualifying conditions include cancer, HIV/AIDS, muscular dystrophy, Crohn’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), glaucoma, chronic pancreatitis, spinal cord injury or disease, multiple sclerosis and traumatic brain injuries.
In June, New Hampshire’s Health Department announced that three companies have been selected to run the state’s four medical cannabis dispensaries, as part of a law approved in 2013. It’s expected that the dispensaries will open early next year.