New Hampshire has just become the 19th medical marijuana state after Governor Maggie Hassan signed the bill into law which will allow ill residents to use marijuana to treat their illnesses.
‘‘Allowing doctors to provide relief to patients through the use of appropriately regulated and dispensed medical marijuana is the compassionate and right policy for the state of New Hampshire, and this legislation ensures that we approach this policy in the right way with measures to prevent abuse,’’ said Hassan.
The New Hampshire medical marijuana program could take up to two years to become effective becauseand infrastructure need to be created.
The new medical marijuana law allows qualifying patients with cancer and other conditions to possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana that is obtained from non-profit. To qualify for medical marijuana, residents will have to have been a patient of the prescribing doctor for a minimum of 90 days, will have to have tried other remedies, and must exhibit certain symptoms.