Judge allows New Hampshire woman to buy medical marijuana in Maine

CONCORD, N.H. — A woman with late-stage lung cancer can seek to buy medical marijuana in Maine before dispensaries open in New Hampshire, a judge ruled Tuesday.

New Hampshire lawmakers approved the use of marijuana by people suffering from a limited number of diseases and medical conditions more than two years ago, but the first four dispensaries won’t open until next year. Linda Horan, 64, says she might be dead by then and sued the state in hopes of getting an identification card that would allow her to purchase marijuana in Maine instead.

Linda Horan arrives for a hearing Nov. 12 in Merrimack County Superior Court, seeking a marijuana identification card before dispensaries open next year in New Hampshire. A judge ruled Tuesday that Horan may buy marijuana in Maine. The Associated Press

Lawyers for the state argued that issuing Horan an identification card now would undermine New Hampshire’s need...

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