New Hampshire

Thu
21
Jan

Just Saying Yes to the Politics of Drugs

EARLIER this month, former Gov. Jeb Bush of Florida opened up on a subject he had once chided reporters for asking about: his daughter, Noelle, who, he said, “was addicted to drugs.”

In a video released by the campaign, Mr. Bush speaks plainly about his daughter’s struggle, her time in jail and drug court, and her recovery. “I can look in people’s eyes and I know that they’ve gone through the same thing that Columba and I have,” he said, referring to his wife.

Mon
18
Jan

As medical marijuana becomes a reality in New Hampshire, many doctors are trying to navigate ...

New Hampshire’s roll out of its medical marijuana program has been slow, but the coming months will see four new dispensaries opening their doors across the state.

With 180 patient applications filed and 62 therapeutic cannabis registry ID cards issued so far, the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services officials say they’ve been fielding lots of calls from patients with a similar complaint: their doctors won’t agree to sign paperwork needed for an ID card.

“We’re getting calls from patients with concerns that their doctors are unwilling to certify them for the program for whatever reason,” said Michael Holt, administrative rules coordinator for the department. “Patients are taking the initiative and starting conversations with their doctors.”

Fri
15
Jan

Medical marijuana closer to reality in NH with cultivation permit approval

Rochester will be growing site for Plymouth dispensary

ROCHESTER, N.H. —The availability of medical marijuana in New Hampshire is a big step closer to reality after the state gave approval to the first of three locations to cultivate the drug.

The Department of Health and Human Services confirmed Friday that it has started mailing out identification cards to 176 Granite Staters who qualified to purchase medical marijuana. The drug first has to be grown and cultivated, and Rochester is one of three locations where that will happen.

A mill building will be home to Sanctuary ATC's medical cannabis cultivation operation, complete with a lab and commercial kitchen.

Tue
05
Jan

Will 2016 Finally Be the Year of Marijuana in New Hampshire?

Maybe this is the year we finally admit that legalization will happen eventually and just get it over with already.

Another year, another ray of hope that the New Hampshire government will finally wise up and legalize marijuana for recreational use.

Now I’m not saying that marijuana is the greatest thing and can cure all diseases, but using it is a personal choice that adults should be able to make on their own.

Tue
29
Dec

New Hampshire Starts Issuing Medical Marijuana ID Cards

On Monday, New Hampshire began issuing the ID cards for qualifying patients to buy medicinal marijuana, ABC affiliate station WMUR-9 reported. Though the state Legislature legalized medicinal cannabis in 2013, ID card holders in the Granite State have been waiting to legally buy medical marijuana, and will continue waiting until springtime — when New Hampshire's first dispensaries are expected to open. 

Mon
28
Dec

Marijuana Legalization In New Hampshire: Medical Cards Issued Ahead Of Dispensary Openings ...

Residents of New Hampshire hoping to overcome the nausea that may be induced by some presidential campaigns that have made the Granite State their second home in the run up to the 2016 primaries can now receive their medical marijuana identification cards, though they’ll still have to wait until the spring to buy pot in the state. Patients there will be able to cross borders with their cards to purchase medical marijuana in nearby states like Maine and bring the pot back home after a woman with terminal cancer sued the state for access to her card.

Mon
28
Dec

New Hampshire begins issuing medical marijuana cards

New Hampshire patients who qualify for medical marijuana can now receive the identification cards needed to legally purchase and possess cannabis, though dispensaries won't begin operating until spring.

The decision to begin issuing cards on Monday comes after a woman with terminal cancer sued the state for access to an identification card so she could buy marijuana in Maine. She won the case, prompting the attorney general to advise the state to give out cards before the dispensaries open.

The cards will allow qualifying patients to legally possess up to two ounces of marijuana, meaning they could buy it in other states without fear of facing charges.

The Legislature approved medical marijuana in 2013.

Wed
23
Dec

NH to begin issuing medical marijuana ID cards

A terminally ill woman who successfully sued New Hampshire for the right to legally purchase medical marijuana has accomplished that aim.

New Hampshire patients who qualify for medical marijuana will begin receiving identification cards needed to legally purchase and possess cannabis as early as next week.

State health officials said they'll begin issuing the cards Monday. New Hampshire's medical marijuana dispensaries won't begin operating until the spring. The cards will allow qualifying patients to legally possess up to 2 ounces of marijuana, meaning they could buy it in other states without fear of facing charges.

Fri
18
Dec

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."

Wed
25
Nov

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.

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