NH Senate Passes Medical MJ Bill

The New Hampshire Senate passed a medical marijuana bill this week. All but one Democrat voted in favor of compassionate relief for the seriously ill, while all but one Republican voted in favor of continued suffering.

The measure applies only to patients afflicted by certain illnesses, such as cancer, or certain symptoms, such as wasting syndrome. If a doctor prescribes marijuana for such a patient, the individual could obtain a card allowing them to legally possess six plants or 2 ounces.

Law enforcement officials opposed the bill and Gov. John Lynch has concerns about it because patients would have to grow or buy the marijuana, and that would somehow make the enforcement of marijuana laws against non-patients more difficult. The easy solution to that dubious dilemma -- legalizing marijuana -- apparently isn't on the table.

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    New Hampshire's on a roll. (5.00 / 1) (#1)
    by caseyOR on Fri May 01, 2009 at 01:39:19 AM EST
    First they pass a same-sex marriage bill. Now medical marijuana.

    How is Judd Gregg their senator?

    He won't be (none / 0) (#2)
    by CST on Fri May 01, 2009 at 09:49:10 AM EST
    for long.

    It's funny though, because for ages NH was solidly republican.  But they have always had a serious libertarian bent to them.  So they are much more liberal on social issues.  The whole, "live free or die" thing.  But fiscally - they just don't "do" taxes (except property of course).

    So same-sex marriage and medical-marijuana totally make sense for NH.  I am not surprised you see Judd Gregg grandstanding against the Stimulus plan though.


    to bad the party poopers (none / 0) (#3)
    by Capt Howdy on Fri May 01, 2009 at 11:57:36 AM EST
    are learning from the california experience and limiting the access so much.

    serious diseases are not necessary there.