New Hampshire Committee Approves Bill to Protect Medical Marijuana Patients’ Data From Federal Agencies

Legislation to protect medical marijuana patients from the release of information to federal agencies has been passed by New Hampshire’s House Judiciary Committee.

The committee voted 13 to 5 to pass the tripartisan measure (House Bill 1672) which was introduced by Representative Caleb Dyer (L), and is cosponsored by Representatives Dan Hynes (R), Timothy Josephson (D), James McConnell (R) and Joseph Stallcop (L).

The proposal would make it so that; “Requests by federal authorities for any information relative to users of therapeutic cannabis contained in the registry shall require a search warrant issued by a judge based on probable cause.” The full text of the 1-page bill can be found by clicking here.

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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.

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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.

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New Hampshire Committee Votes to Allow Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain and PTSD

A legislative committee in New Hampshire has given approval to two bills that would expand the state’s medical marijuana law.

The House Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs Committee voted 12 to 6 to add chronic pain as a condition that qualifies someone to legally use marijuana for medical purposes. The committee also voted to add post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a qualifying condition, though the vote was considerably closer; 9 to 8.

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

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New Hampshire to Begin Issuing Medical Cannabis Cards Tomorrow

newhampshireStarting tomorrow, December 28th, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will begin issuing the first round of medical cannabis ID cards to qualified patients. This card will allow patients to legally possess and use medical cannabis; it also allows them to purchase medical cannabis from a dispensary (including Maine dispensaries)

“As we begin to issue registry identification cards to qualifying patients who want them, we look forward to those patients being able to access therapeutic cannabis at dispensaries in New Hampshire,” said the Department in a recent press release. “The ATCs [Alternative Treatment Centers] are moving quickly to open their dispensaries and we anticipate that the first dispensaries will open in Spring 2016. We thank the Attorney General’s Office for its consultation.”

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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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