Senate To Study Home-Grown Marijuana

CBS Connecticut

CONCORD, N.H. (AP/CBS Hartford) — The Senate has voted to study whether people with serious illnesses should be allowed to grow marijuana at home rather than wait for dispensaries to open under New Hampshire’s medical marijuana law.

The Senate voted Thursday without debate to study the House bill that allows qualified N.H. patients and caregivers to grow their own marijuana, placing the bill on hiatus.  That same bill swiftly passed the House with a vote of 227-73 earlier this year.

Last year, Gov. Maggie Hassan signed a bill that allowed seriously ill patients to use marijuana for medical purposes exclusively.  Lawmakers considered including a home-grow provision in that same bill but took it out at Gov. Maggie Hassan’s insistence that she would veto the bill otherwise.

Under the bill, licensed patients could possess up to two mature plants and 12 immature plants or seedlings. They had to report their cultivation…

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