House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise June 18 on a measure that will allow patients with serious illnesses to obtain and use medical marijuana; the full Legislature expected to give final approval next weekNew Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Tuesday that she intends to sign a bill that will allow state residents with serious illnesses, such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, and HIV/AIDS, to obtain and use medical marijuana if their doctors recommend it.
“We applaud state lawmakers for coming together to ensure the passage of this important legislation, and we are pleased to hear Gov. Hassan intends to sign it into law,” said Matt Simon, a New Hampshire-based legislative analyst for the Marijuana Policy Project (MPP). “This commonsense legislation will make New Hampshire a safer and healthier place not just for medical marijuana patients, but for all of us.”
Gov. Hassan’s announcement was released after House and Senate negotiators reached a compromise on the bill earlier in the day. The full House and Senate are expected to sign off on the committee of conference agreement next week. It will then be transmitted to the governor for her signature.
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