Terminally Ill NH Woman Picks Up Medical Marijuana in Maine

PORTLAND, Maine — A terminally ill New Hampshire woman who won a court's permission to get a medical marijuana card received her medication in Maine Friday.

New Hampshire passed a law that allows patients with certain conditions to use medical marijuana, but no dispensaries have opened yet. Supporters of medical marijuana say the case is an important step toward increasing access and giving terminal patients more options for end of life care.

Linda Horan, 64, was beaming Friday afternoon at the Wellness Connection of Maine's Portland dispensary. She had just picked up some cannabis tinctures, capsules and cookies to help treat symptoms associated with her lung cancer.

"My god, I'm over the moon," she says. "Completely over the moon."

After Horan was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer last July, she wanted to use medical marijuana to help relieve some of her pain and anxiety. She's also worried about the...

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