New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives has passed legislation to expand the state’s medical marijuana program.
The legislation would allow those with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain to become legal medical cannabis patients. As with other patients, 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.
The current list of qualifying medical cannabis conditions in New Hampshire includes:
- 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.
New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives also recently passed a bill that would decriminalize the possession of up to an ounce of cannabis for all uses.