« HotAir Daily Express 02/20/2013 | Main | NHGOP CALLS ON HASSAN TO IMMEDIATELY RELEASE MISSING BUDGET DOCUMENTS »
Thursday
Feb212013

NH: Medical Marijuana Hearing

House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs will discuss proposal to allow patients with debilitating medical conditions to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes

CONCORD – The House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs is will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would allow patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. The hearing is scheduled for 10 a.m. EST in Rooms 205-207 of the Legislative Office Building (33 N. State St.).

Under H.B. 573, introduced by State Rep. Donna Schlachman (D-Exeter), patients with certain debilitating medical conditions would be able to grow up to four marijuana plants in their homes or obtain marijuana through one of five state-licensed alternative treatment centers. Gov. Maggie Hassan has expressed support for passing medical marijuana legislation. A similar medical marijuana bill that passed with bipartisan support last session was vetoed by then-governor John Lynch.

Matt Simon, a New Hampshire-based legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, is available for comment at 603-391-7450. 

WHAT:  Hearing on H.B. 573, which would allow seriously ill patients to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.

WHEN:  Thursday, February 21, 10 a.m. EST

WHERE: Legislative Office Building, Rooms 205-207, 33 N. State St., Concord

WHO:  House Committee on Health, Human Services, and Elderly Affairs

# # #

The Marijuana Policy Project, the nation’s largest marijuana-policy-reform organization, has been responsible for changing most state-level marijuana laws since 2000. For more information, visit http://www.mpp.org.

PrintView Printer Friendly Version

EmailEmail Article to Friend