New Hampshire Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Bill

newsone.comNew 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.

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New Hampshire House Passes Measure to Expand State’s Medical Cannabis Program

On WednesdayMedical Marijuana New Hampshire’s full House of Representatives passed House Bill 476, a measure to add epilepsy, lupus, Parkinson’s disease and dementia to the list of conditions that qualify an individual to become a legal medical cannabis patient.

Under New Hampshire’s current medical cannabis law, an individual must have both a debilitating disease such as cancer, glaucoma or AIDS, and conditions such as significant weight loss, severe pain or wasting syndrome, to qualify as a medical cannabis patient. A similar proposal was discussed last year, but died in the House after Governor Maggie Hassan threatened to veto it.

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