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
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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.