With tremendous influence from the Republican Liberty Caucus coalition in the New Hampshire legislature, the House passed a bill that allows the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes by terminally and seriously ill patients. The bill, HB 442, was introduced by RLC members, Reps. Jenn Coffey and John Reagan, and will be introduced by RLC member, State Sen. Jim Forsythe, in the Senate.
It allows an approved patient or caregiver to obtain one ounce of marijuana every 10 days, and to possess up to two ounces at any one time. Governor John Lynch (Democrat) vetoed similar legislation in 2009.
The bill passed 221-96, or by 69.7%, doing better than similar medical marijuana bills have done in previous Democrat-controlled sessions, proving conclusively that this is an issue that both parties can support. The bill now moves on to the Senate.