New Hampshire: Lung Cancer Patient Sues For Medical Marijuana Card

CONCORD, N.H. –  A New Hampshire woman with late-stage lung cancer filed a lawsuit against the state health commissioner Thursday in hopes of getting a medical marijuana identification card before dispensaries open.

Under a state law passed more than two years ago, people suffering from a limited number of diseases and medical conditions can purchase marijuana with approval from their doctors. The Department of Health and Human Services started accepting applications this week from patients and their caregivers, but identification cards won't be issued until the Alternative Treatment Centers get authorization to start dispensing marijuana.

Four centers are expected to open early next year, but Linda Horan, of Alstead, wants her card now so she can obtain marijuana in Maine, which serves patients who have registry cards in their home states.

Horan, who filed her lawsuit in Merrimack County Superior Court, was diagnosed in July with advanced lung cancer. She...

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