Judge pondering cancer patient's plea for marijuana card

Linda Horan, diagnosed in July with late-stage lung cancer, says she may be dead before New Hampshire opens its first medical marijuana dispensaries early next year.

She wants a judge to order the state to grant her a medical marijuana identification card now so she can buy marijuana legally in Maine. But a judge on Thursday postponed a ruling on her request.

Horan didn't testify at the hearing, but she said later that she's frustrated and called it "nonsense" that the state doesn't have dispensaries up and running more than two years after the law legalizing medical marijuana was passed in 2013.

"A lot of people who would have benefited have since passed on," she said. "The clock is ticking on me. I don't have a lot of time."

The Alstead resident filed a lawsuit against the commissioner of the state Department of Health and Human Services earlier this month,...

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