New Hampshire

Tue
24
Nov

Judge Orders DHHS to Issue Medical Marijuana ID Card to Horan

On Tuesday, a Merrimack County Superior Court Judge ordered the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to issue a medical marijuana ID card to a woman with terminal cancer in order to expedite her access to medical marijuana.

Linda Horan of Alstead filed a lawsuit against DHHS Commissioner Nicholas Toumpas earlier this month, asking the agency to immediately issue her a medical marijuana ID card so that she can begin obtaining medical marijuana legally in Maine and using it without fear of arrest in New Hampshire.

Fri
13
Nov

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."

Wed
11
Nov

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.

Tue
10
Nov

Cannabis dispensary owners submit permit application

DOVER – The owners of the medical cannabis dispensing site planned for Dover will discuss their conditional use application with the Dover Planning Board next Tuesday in efforts to gain approval for the project. 

This summer, the Dover City Council approved a zoning ordinance that detailed where medical cannabis facilities could locate in the city and required medical cannabis companies to apply for conditional use permits issued by the Dover Planning Board. 

Mon
26
Oct

Dover proposed to host medical marijuana dispensary

DOVER, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Health Department will hold a public forum in Dover to discuss setting up a medical marijuana dispensary.

Temescal Wellness, a nonprofit, was selected by the department to operate the alternative treatment center to serve patients in Strafford, Rockingham and Belknap counties.

The public forum will be held on Monday, Oct. 26, from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the McConnell Center in Dover. The purpose is to gather input from residents, qualifying patients and designated caregivers about safety and other local concerns.

Similar forums on proposed dispensary sites have been held in Plymouth, Lebanon, Merrimack and in proposed cultivation sites in Peterborough, Manchester and Rochester.

Sun
18
Oct

Forum scheduled to discuss proposed medical marijuana dispensary

The New Hampshire Health Department has scheduled a public forum in Dover to discuss setting up a medical marijuana dispensary.

Temescal Wellness, a nonprofit, was selected by the department to operate the alternative treatment center, serving patients in Strafford, Rockingham and Belknap counties.

The public forum will be held on Oct. 26 from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the McConnell Center in Dover. The purpose is to gather input from residents, qualifying patients and designated caregivers about safety and other local concerns, in addition to the overall health needs of qualifying patients.

Department representatives will discuss the implementation of the Therapeutic Cannabis Program, and Temescal officials will discuss operational and security plans.

Mon
05
Oct

Qualifying Conditions For Cannabis By State

Alaska

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Alaska include:

  • Cancer
  • Glaucoma
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Cachexia (wasting syndrome)
  • Nausea
  • Muscle spasms
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Pain
  • Seizures

For a complete list of qualifying conditions and guidelines, please refer to Alaska’s application for medical marijuana registry

 

Arizona

Qualifying conditions to become a medical marijuana patient in Arizona include:

Fri
18
Sep

NH: State Receives Medical Marijuana Dispensary Applications

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – If you’re prescribed medical marijuana, it could get a little easier to get a prescription filled.  That’s because the the state received 19 new applications for medical marijuana dispensary facilities Friday.  Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection Commissioner Jonathan Harris mad the announcement.  He said “We are pleased with the number of applications received and are ready to begin our comprehensive review process.”

Applications were in response to the Department’s Request for Applications, for proposed locations in New Haven or Fairfield Counties, which was issued in June.

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Sun
13
Sep

Painful wait for medical marijuana

The pain in Debbie DiFranco’s fingers and toes is sometimes debilitating.

The neuropathy, as it’s called, is a side effect of the chemotherapy drugs used to combat her gynecological cancer. Few things help relieve the pain, which at times is so intense DiFranco has trouble simply going for a walk. Doctors have prescribed her several medications to combat the side effect, but they have side effects of their own, and their ingredients are sometimes questionable.

One thing that does help relieve the pain of neuropathy as well as other side effects from chemotherapy is marijuana, DiFranco said.

Mon
07
Sep

High schoolers use e-cigarettes to vape marijuana: US study

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Nearly one in five high school students who said they used electronic cigarettes to vaporize nicotine also used them to vaporize pot, according to a survey of nearly 4,000 Connecticut teens.

The study, published on Monday in the journal Pediatrics, is the first evidence that teens are using electronic cigarettes to vaporize cannabis, the researchers said.

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