Measure that received overwhelming House approval would allow patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana
New Hampshire-based representative from nation’s largest marijuana policy organization available for comment
CONCORD – The New Hampshire Senate Health and Human Services Committee will hold a hearing Thursday on a bill that would allow state residents with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it. The hearing is scheduled for 1 p.m. EST in Room 100 of the State House (107 N. Main St.).
H.B. 573, introduced by State Rep. Donna Schlachman (D-Exeter), was transmitted to the Senate after being approved by more than 80% of the New Hampshire House of Representatives on March 20. It would allow patients with certain debilitating medical conditions to grow up to three marijuana plants in their homes or obtain marijuana through one of five state-licensed alternative treatment centers.
Matt Simon, a New Hampshire-based legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project, will be testifying in support of the bill and is available for comment at 603-391-7450.
WHAT: Senate Health and Human Services Committee hearing on H.B. 573, which would allow seriously ill patients to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it
WHEN: Thursday, April 11, 1 p.m. EST
WHERE: New Hampshire State House, Room 100, 107 N. Main St., Concord
WHO: Senate Health and Human Services Committee
Matt Simon, Marijuana Policy Project legislative analyst
Patients and advocates supporting H.B. 573